Overview of MIAMI
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. By population, Miami-Dade is the largest majority-minority county in the United States with over 69.4% of the population being of Hispanic and Latino descent.
MIAMI — A fifth-grade math and science teacher peddled a bogus conspiracy theory on Wednesday to students at Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, warning them that they should not hug parents who had been vaccinated against the coronavirus for more than five seconds because they might be exposed to harmful vaccine shedding.
Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida that does not have an elected sheriff or a “Sheriff’s Office”. Instead, the county’s law enforcement agency is known as the Miami-Dade Police Department, and its leader is known as the Metropolitan Sheriff and Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Miami Design District: Just north of trendy Wynwood, the Miami Design District occupies 18 square blocks and has exploded in popularity, now housing every luxury brand you can think of as well as galleries, restaurants (many of them led by celebrity chefs), and a variety of public art installations.
Miami-Dade County is represented in the United States House of Representatives by Republicans Maria Elvira Salazar, Carlos Gimenez and Mario Diaz-Balart of the 27th, 26th and 25th districts, and Democrats Frederica Wilson and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of the 24th and 23rd districts.
Miami’s metropolitan area, which includes Fort Lauderdale, has been one of the fastest growing in the country; from 2013 to 2014, in absolute terms it added more residents than San Francisco and, proportionally speaking, it outdid Los Angeles and New York.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is also the home to Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 1 as well as EMS operations consisting of 57 Advanced Life Support units staffed by 760 state-certified paramedics and 640 state-certified emergency medical technicians.
Miami is the only city in the United States with two national parks making up its borders: Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park, where you can head to Shark Valley Visitor Center for tram tours, bicycle rentals, and more.
Miami-Dade has small communities of Brazilians, Portuguese, Spaniards, Ukrainians and Poles along with Canadians (including Francophone from the province of Quebec), French, Germans, other Europeans, British expatriates and Israelis
Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile told Insider that, after selling a Beeple piece for $6.6 million, he thinks Winkelmann is a symbol for the entire NFT movement.
According to the most recent census figures, the population of Miami-Dade County is 65% Latin American or of Latino origin.With one of the largest Latin American populations of any city in America, many Miami residents are native Spanish speakers or bilingual.Haitian Creole is another language that is prominent in Miami, though it’s mostly limited to predominantly Haitian neighborhoods. The varying cultures in Miami create a cultural mosaic, and are evident in the city’s culinary enrichment and year-round festivals.
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History of MIAMI
In 1567 the Spanish established a mission there as part of a futile attempt to subdue the Tequesta.
In 1710 a group of 280 refugees from Florida that included the Cacique of “Maimi” arrived in Cuba. In 1738, the Maymi had a “fort” on the coast south of Cape Canaveral. In 1743, Spanish missionaries sent to Biscayne Bay reported that a remnant of the Mayaimis (which they called Maimies or Maymíes) were part a group of about 100 people, which also included Santaluzos and Mayaca people, still lived four days north of the Miami River. Any survivors were presumed to have been evacuated to Cuba when Spain lost control of Florida in the Treaty of Paris in 1763.
In 1844, Miami became the county seat, and six years later a census reported there were ninety-six residents in the area. The Third Seminole War was not as destructive as the second, but it slowed the settlement of southeast Florida.
In 1883, the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad connected Pensacola and the rest of the Panhandle to the rest of the state.
In 1884 the South Florida Railroad (later absorbed by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad) opened full service to Tampa.
In 1888 the county seat was moved to Juno, near present-day Juno Beach, Florida, returning to Miami in 1899.
In 1894 the Florida East Coast Railway reached West Palm Beach; in 1896 it reached Biscayne Bay near Miami.
In 1896 Henry M.
In 1909, Palm Beach County was formed from the northern portion of what was Dade County, and then in 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create what is now Broward County.
In 1925, the Seaboard Air Line broke the FEC’s southeast Florida monopoly and extended its freight and passenger service to West Palm Beach; two years later it extended passenger service to Miami.
In 1939, Florida was described as “still very largely an empty State.” Subsequently, the growing availability of air conditioning, the climate, and a low cost of living made the state a haven.
In 1942 neighborhood libraries were brought together in a single public library system, governed by a Board of Trustees and administered by a Head Librarian.
In 1972, the state made personal injury protection auto insurance mandatory for drivers, becoming the second in the nation to enact a no-fault insurance law. The ease of receiving payments under this law is seen as precipitating a major increase in insurance fraud. Auto insurance fraud was the highest in the nation in 2011, estimated at close to $1 billion. Fraud is particularly centered in the Miami-Dade and Tampa areas.
In 1992 Hurricane Andrew caused some 50 deaths and considerable property damage to areas of the county just south of Miami, although the city itself was largely spared.
In 1998, Democratic voters dominated areas of the state with a high percentage of racial minorities and transplanted white liberals from the northeastern United States, known colloquially as “snowbirds”. South Florida and the Miami metropolitan area are dominated by both racial minorities and white liberals.
In 2004, they had a combined total of 95.7% of the state’s domestic product.
In 2010 statistics, the largest religious group in Miami-Dade County was the Archdiocese of Miami with 544,449 Catholics in 65 parishes, followed by 96,749 non-denominational adherents with 197 congregations, 80,123 SBC Baptists with 313 congregations, 47,921 NBC Baptists with 44 congregations, 27,901 Seventh-day Adventists in 62 congregations, 25,244 AoG Pentecostals with 45 congregations, an estimated 23,064 Muslims with 15 congregations, 14,628 LDS Mormons with 18 congregations, 12,569 TEC Episcopalians with 30 congregations, and 11,880 UMC Methodists with 32 congregations.
In 2011, real estate companies DACRA and LRE (LVMH) appointed IPC to design the Landscape Masterplan for the Miami Design District.
In 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton won 63.22% of the vote.
In the 1960s, many refugees from Cuba fleeing Fidel Castro’s communist regime arrived in Miami at the Freedom Tower, where the federal government used the facility to process, document and provide medical and dental services for the newcomers.