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Miami — the Magic City

The Miami metropolitan area anchors a region commonly referred to by local inhabitants as South Florida; it is the metropolitan area comprising Miami, Florida, and nearby communities.

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities.

Ten Current facts

  • Home to the world's largest Art Deco Architecture
  • Miami is the most southerly major city in the continental United States.
  • Miami-Dade county covers 2,408 square miles, of which 354 square miles is water
  • In the city proper, 70% of the population are Latino of any race and 11.9% of the population are non-Hispanic whites
  • The art deco nightclub district in South Beach is regarded as one of the best in the world.
  • On islands offshore, east of Miami across Biscayne Bay, are the luxurious resorts of Miami Beach, Surfside, and Bal Harbour.
  • The Miami River, which is connected by canal with Lake Okeechobee to the northwest, bisects the city.
  • Miami is located on the Atlantic coast, some 2° north of the Tropic of Cancer, and has a warm subtropical marine climate, with an average annual temperature of about 75° F.
  • Because of its mild weather, ocean setting, and extensive resort facilities, Miami, together with its environs, is one of the great tourist centers of the world.
  • Miami is the seat of Miami-Dade county, which is coextensive with the Miami metropolitan area, or Greater Miami.

Ten Historical facts

  • It officially became a city in 1896 after local businesswoman Julia Tuttle encouraged one railroad mogul to expand into the area—making Miami the only major U.S. city to be founded by a woman.
  • Across the Biscayne Bay from Miami proper is Miami Beach, which was incorporated in 1915
  • Approximately 14.5 million people visited Miami in 2014
  • In 1929, Al Capone bought a home on the area's Palm Island against the wishes of the isle's residents
  • The first Burger King opened in Miami in 1954. Three years later, the restaurant introduced its now-iconic burger: the Whopper, which sold for a not-so-whopping 37 cents.
  • In 1996, one Citibank in Miami Beach took banking-on-the-go to a whole new level when it introduced an ATM specifically geared towards roller bladers.
  • Flurries were recorded on January 19, 1977. The chances of a white Christmas in Miami? "Less than one percent," according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
  • Miami Beach is home to local running legend Robert Kraft, better known to his acolytes as "Raven." On January 1, 1975, Kraft decided he'd try to run eight miles a day on the beach every day for a year
  • The city's downtown has the largest concentration of international banks of anywhere in the country.
  • its waters boast 50 different underwater wreck sites for SCUBA enthusiasts to explores

Ten facts of interest

  • the very first and popular web browser was known to be Mosiac which started its services in the year 1993 and was a major part of internet till 1997.
  • The Internet has gained about 5 million users in just 5 years
  • There are over 1 billion internet users today which are about 20% of world’s population
  • A good figure of 19% married couple meets online, making it a suitable marriage bureau
  • The first ever image on the internet was uploaded by Mr. Berners Lee. It was an image of a joke band of women. The picture was uploaded from the nuclear research lab CERN.
  • The internet is 8352 days old
  • The first email was sent Ray Tomlinson to himself in the year 1971
  • The first tweet was sent by Jock Dorsey in the year 2002, March 21
  • It is estimated that people who use social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are likely to spend their 10% of lifetime on it
  • there are seven persons who hold the key to the internet. In the case of any event which makes the internet shut down, these 7 people have a key to reboot its internal part.