Miami Beach, Florida


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Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. It has been one of America’s pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century.

In 1979, Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world, and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District.


Miami Beach, Florida
Nickname(s): The Beach
State  Florida
County  Miami-Dade
 • Mayor Dan Gelber
 • Vice Mayor John Elizabeth Alemán
 • City 15.22 sq mi (39.41 km2)
 • Land 7.68 sq mi (19.90 km2)
 • Water 7.53 sq mi (19.51 km2)  62.37%
Elevation 4 ft (1.2 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 87,779
 • Estimate (2016) 91,917
 • Density 11,960.57/sq mi (4,618.06/km2)
Zip codes 33109, 33139, 33140, 33141.
Area code(s) 305786


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