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Miami is located in the southeastern part of Florida around Miami River, between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. Considered the seventh largest city in the United States. It is considered a global city of importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. It is home to many company headquarters, banks, and television studios. It is also an international center of popular entertainment in television, music, fashion, film and performing arts.

The Port of Miami is considered the port which hosts the largest volume of cruise in the world and headquarters of several companies cruise line. In addition, the city has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.

Miami has important cultural attractions such as theaters, museums, parks and performing arts centers. The most recent addition is the Adrianne Arsht Center of the Performing Arts opened in October 2006 with the name of Carnival Center, is the second largest center for arts in the United States after the Lincoln Center in New York and is the seat of the Great opera Florida.

Meanwhile, the Miami City Ballet, the dance company of the state of Florida, often represents his works at the Jackie Gleason Theater, among others.56 the Knight Concert Hall is the second hall with a capacity Arsht Center 2,200 people, the center also has the Carnival Studio theater and the Peacock Rehearsal Studio.Its total area of ​​53,000 square meters attracts large-scale performances, ballets, concerts and musicals around the world, and is the most important center of performing arts in Florida.

Miami's climate is tropical, with hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. In addition to its elevation above sea level, its coastal location and position on the Tropic of Cancer makes the climate is very moderate and fresh throughout the year. A typical summer day does not include temperatures below 19 ° C or about 29 ° C. Mild temperatures are accompanied by regular moisture levels, being often frequent afternoon storms or sea breezes provided by the Atlantic Ocean, that cool temperatures but with a feeling of embarrassment. During winter, humidity is significantly lower, the minimum average temperatures during that time are soft, about 15 ° C, making it very difficult to fall below 10 ° C, and the maximum usually temperate, 23 at 26 ° C.

The City of Miami is divided into thirteen different neighborhoods containing own characteristics and historical sites. The heart of the city is Downtown Miami and geographically is on the west side of the city. This area includes Brickell, Virginia Key, Watson Island and the Port of Miami. Downtown is in the central business district of South Florida, and on it are located many major banks, financial headquarters, cultural and tourist attractions, and residential towers.

Coral Way is a historic residential neighborhood built in 1920 connecting the center with Coral Gables, which is recognizable by its streets lined with trees and its Spanish colonial and Art Deco architecture. Coconut Grove is a neighborhood in the City of Miami are located in Dinner Key, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, CocoWalk, and a multitude of bars, restaurants, clubs and bohemian shops. It is a neighborhood with many parks and gardens such as Villa Vizcaya, The Kampong, the Historic State Park Barnacle, and is home to the Convention Center Coconut Grove, many of the most prestigious private schools in the country and numerous houses and historical developments.

On the west side of the city is Little Havana, West Flagler and Flagami, plus numerous traditional immigrant neighborhoods. Although formerly was a largely Jewish neighborhood, is now home to immigrants from Central America and Cuba in particular. Little Havana is the famous Domino Park, where many middle-aged Cuban residents gather to play games of dominoes, and celebrates cultural activities like Cultural Friday or parade Calle Ocho Carnaval.46 While Allapattah neighborhood, in the center of the west, it is a multicultural mosaic of different nationalities from South and Central America.

The area North of Miami includes Midtown, a district with a great mix of ethnic diversity with a multitude of Caribbean, Hispanics, bohemians, artists and whites. In this district belong Edgewater neighborhoods and Wynwood, which especially have high residential towers. Residents affluent normally live in the northwestern part, in Midtown, Miami Design District and Upper Eastside. The northwest area of ​​the city known for communities of African Americans and Caribbean immigrants as Little Haiti, Overtown and Liberty City.

Miami International Airport, located 11 kilometers northwest of the city in an unincorporated area of ​​the county, serves the city and its main airport area. It is one of the busiest airports in the world, since its facilities spend between 30 and 34 million passengers a year, being the third largest in the United States only behind John F. Kennedy of New York International Airport and Has more than one hundred airlines serve 150 cities around the world. Among the catalog of routes include direct flights to North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Miami has one of the largest US ports: the Port of Miami (officially known as Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami); the authority in charge of managing is Miami-Dade County Seaport Department. In addition, it is one of the major cruise ports in the world. Because it is known as "Cruise Capital of the World", as three million passengers use it annually. In turn, the port is one of the most important freight sector in this area exceeded only by the Port of South Louisiana in New Orleans in terms of tonnage imported / exported from Latin America load.

The port has an area of ​​2 square kilometers and has seven passenger terminals. China is the main port of Miami and Honduras import and export. also it has numerous offices of cruise lines are including Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, and Windjammer Barefoot Cruises.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, it 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.

Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It 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. The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North. The movement to preserve the Art Deco District's architectural heritage was led by former interior designer Barbara Capitman, who now has a street in the District named in her honor.

Main Tourist Attractions in Miami Beach

Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre, Eden Roc (hotel), Flagler Monument Island, Fontainebleau Hotel, Versace Mansion (Casa Casuarina), Holocaust Memorial, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach Architectural District, Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Ocean Drive, South Beach, Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.


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