Miami, Florida
ZipTipz Miami Travel Guide

With mile upon mile of sun and sand, Miami is a meeting place for the world's young, rich and beautiful. It's the home of Latin American big business, and is a US fashion capital. Enjoy salsa music and feast on fresh seafood in this sultry port city.

District Guide

Miami's astounding cultural diversity is apparent from the moment you set foot on its soil and hear the rise and fall of a dozen different languages being spoken. It is a vacation spot, a refugee camp, a 24-hour party and a secluded desert island, all at onc...

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Historical Background

Driving down the 395 from Miami Beach, one can only gaze in wonder at the downtown skyline set against the tropical waters and blue skies. It's amazing to think that not long ago, swampland vegetation and mosquitoes dominated the area. In such a short period of time, the city has emerged as a...

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Where To Stay

When you're looking for accommodations in Miami, keep one thing in mind: the nature of your stay will be determined by the location of your hotel. Within the hazy borders of Greater Miami, over a dozen smaller towns coexist, each with a distinct personality and pac...

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Dining and Drinking

Miami takes its dining scene very seriously—as well it should. People come from all over the world to drink and dine in this sunny city by the Atlantic Ocean. Restaurants range from South American to Continental to Caribbean, while the local fusion cuisine known as "Floribbean" borrows influences...

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With such a diverse and colorful mix of people, it is no wonder that Miami has become a cultural mecca. From theatre to music to dance, Miami delivers world-class entertainment. Beyond the stage and screen, the streets of South Beach offer some of the best nightclubs in the worl...

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Recommended Tours

Come lunchtime, most of the restaurants in South Beach offer light meals: salads, cold platters and sandwiches. If you're on the north end you'll want to try Cardozo Café or Cafe des Arts. The south end offers excellent lunch options, including trendy Café Tabac, funky Big Pink, and a favorite...

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ZipTipz facts about Miami, Florida
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Miami is located in MIAMI-DADE county, in the state of Florida. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 33234, 33181, 33243, 33101, 33102, 33107, 33110, 33111, 33112, 33114, 33116, 33121, 33122, 33124, 33125, 33126, 33127, 33128, 33129, 33130, 33152, 33153, 33164, 33131, 33132, 33133, 33134, 33135, 33136, 33137, 33138, 33148, 33151, 33142, 33242, 33143, 33144, 33145, 33146, 33245, 33247, 33147, 33150, 33255, 33256, 33155, 33156, 33157, 33159, 33163, 33158, 33257, 33161, 33162, 33165, 33166, 33167, 33168, 33169, 33170, 33188, 33172, 33173, 33174, 33233, 33238, 33175, 33176, 33177, 33178, 33179, 33180, 33182, 33183, 33184, 33185, 33186, 33187, 33189, 33190, 33193, 33194, 33195, 33196, 33197, 33199, 33231, 33261, 33265, 33266, 33269, 33280, 33283, 33296, and 33299.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Miami has a population of 1,567,681. There are 575,934 households in the city with an average of 2.72 persons per household.

Some additional information about Miami, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-5 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 25.75323 / -80.27163
  • County area: 0 square miles
  • Average house value: $126,094
  • Income per household: $39,415

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Miami is a major city in southeastern Florida, in the United States. Miami and the surrounding metropolitan area are situated on northern Biscayne Bay between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. By population, Miami is the largest city in Miami-Dade County and the county seat, the largest city in the South Florida metropolitan area, which comprises Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County, making up the largest metropolitan area in the Southeastern United States and the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States. However, based on city limits, it is the second-largest city in Florida (after Jacksonville).

Miami was officially incorporated as a city on July 28, 1896, with a voting population of just over 300. In 1940, 172,172 people lived in the city. According to the 2000 census, the city proper had a population of 362,470, while the larger metropolitan area had a population over 5.4 million. The U.S. Census Bureau estimate of the population of Miami in 2004 was 379,724.

Miami's explosive population growth in recent years has been driven by internal migration from other parts of the country as well as by immigration. Greater Miami is regarded as a cultural melting pot, heavily influenced both by its large population of ethnic Latin Americans and Caribbean islanders (many of them Spanish- or Haitian Creole-speaking).

The region's importance as an international financial and cultural center has elevated Miami to the status of world city; because of its cultural and linguistic ties to North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean it is sometimes called "The Gateway of the Americas." Florida's large Spanish-speaking population and strong economic ties to Latin America also make Miami and the surrounding region an important center of the Hispanic world.

Practically all major foreign countries today maintain consulates in Miami. The city has been involved in numerous political controversies with nearby Cuba and Fidel Castro, plus wider concerns with terrorism, immigration, and drug issues throughout the region.

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