Miami-Dade County, Florida

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Miami-Dade County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida.wikipedia
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Miami

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The county seat is Miami, the principal city in South Florida. The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida Keys; then in 1844, the County seat was moved to Miami.
Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the seat of Miami-Dade County, and the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida in the United States.

Miami metropolitan area

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Miami-Dade County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018.
The metropolitan area is defined by the Office of Management and Budget as the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–West Palm Beach, FL (MSA), consisting of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies.

Homestead, Florida

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Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of the region. It struck the southern part of the county from due east, south of Miami and very near Homestead, Kendall, and Cutler Ridge (now the Town of Cutler Bay).
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. state of Florida, between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west.

Redland, Florida

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Southern Miami-Dade County includes the Redland and Homestead areas, which make up the agricultural economy of the region.
Redland, also known as the Redlands, is an unincorporated community in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, about 20 mi southwest of Downtown Miami.

South Florida

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The county seat is Miami, the principal city in South Florida. Miami-Dade County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018.
That area includes the Miami metropolitan area (generally defined as Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties), the Florida Keys, and the interior region known as the Glades.

Everglades National Park

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To the west it extends into the Everglades National Park and is populated only by a Miccosukee tribal village.
Everglades National Park covers 1,508,976 acre, throughout Dade, Monroe, and Collier counties in Florida, at the southern tip of the Atlantic coastal plain.

List of the most populous counties in the United States

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According to a 2018 census report, the county had a population of 2,761,581, making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh-most populous county in the United States.

Palm Beach County, Florida

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The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County.
Named after one of its oldest settlements, Palm Beach, the county was established in 1909, after being split from Dade County.

Tequesta

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The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County.
The Tequesta tribe lived on Biscayne Bay in what is now Miami-Dade County and at least the southern half of Broward County.

Florida Keys

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People came from the Bahamas to South Florida and the Keys to hunt for treasure from the ships that ran aground on the treacherous Great Florida Reef.
More than 95 percent of the land area lies in Monroe County, but a small portion extends northeast into Miami-Dade County, such as Totten Key.

Broward County, Florida

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The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County.
The inhabitants at the time of first European contact were the Tequesta people, who controlled much of southeastern Florida, including what is now Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the southern part of Palm Beach County.

Kendall, Florida

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It struck the southern part of the county from due east, south of Miami and very near Homestead, Kendall, and Cutler Ridge (now the Town of Cutler Bay).
Kendall is a census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.

Biscayne National Park

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East of the mainland, in Biscayne Bay, is Biscayne National Park and the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.
Biscayne National Park comprises 172971 acre in Miami-Dade County in southeast Florida.

Cutler Bay, Florida

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It struck the southern part of the county from due east, south of Miami and very near Homestead, Kendall, and Cutler Ridge (now the Town of Cutler Bay).
Cutler Bay is an incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida established in 2005, with a population of approximately 44,867 as of 2018.

Hurricane Andrew

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The third-costliest natural disaster to occur in the United States was Hurricane Andrew, which hit Miami in the early morning of Monday, August 24, 1992.
Passing directly through the city of Homestead in Dade County (now known as Miami-Dade County), Andrew stripped many homes of all but their concrete foundations.

Indian Key, Florida

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The county seat was originally at Indian Key in the Florida Keys; then in 1844, the County seat was moved to Miami.
Indian Key was an unincorporated community in Monroe County and, for a while, Dade County, Florida, United States.

Miami River (Florida)

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The first inhabitants settled on the banks of the Miami River, with the main villages on the northern banks.
It was originally a natural river inhabited at its mouth by the Tequesta Indians, but it was dredged and is now polluted throughout its route through Miami-Dade County.

Key Largo

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The Florida Keys from Key Largo to Bahia Honda were returned to Monroe County in 1866.
Key Largo is connected to the mainland in Miami-Dade County by two routes.

Juno Beach, Florida

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In 1888 the county seat was moved to Juno, near present-day Juno Beach, Florida, returning to Miami in 1899.
It was also the original county seat for the area that was then known as Dade County, Florida.

Monroe County, Florida

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The Florida Keys from Key Largo to Bahia Honda were returned to Monroe County in 1866.
The only three populated places appearing on detailed maps and in the USGS geographic name database are Flamingo, Pinecrest, (not to be confused with much larger Pinecrest of neighboring Miami-Dade County), and Trail City.

Florida

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Miami-Dade County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida.
Ninety percent of the Florida mangroves are in southern Florida, in Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Greater Downtown Miami

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The northern, central and eastern portions of the county are heavily urbanized with many high-rise buildings along the coastline, including South Florida's central business district, Downtown Miami.
Public organizations with their main offices in Downtown include, the central offices of the Beacon Council, the Downtown Development Authority, Miami-Dade County government, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Police Department, and Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation, as well as numerous City of Miami departments despite city hall's location in Coconut Grove.

Nicaraguan Americans

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Miami-Dade County is home to 30% of Nicaraguans residing in the US.

Administrative divisions of Florida

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The county is home to 34 incorporated cities and many unincorporated areas.
Florida has counties named for participants on both sides of Second Seminole War: Miami-Dade County is partially named for Francis L. Dade, a Major in the U.S. Army at the time; Osceola County is named for a Native American resistance leader during the war.

Hurricane Katrina

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This was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf region in 2005.
As a result, local flooding occurred in Miami-Dade County, damaging approximately 100 homes.