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15 Facts About Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles north of Miami.

Miami is a seaport city at the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Florida and its Atlantic coast.

A U.S. state is a constituent political entity of the United States.

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It is the county seat of Broward County.

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As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521.

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It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

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The city is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F, and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale which takes in all of Broward County hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors.

International mostly means something involving more than a single country.

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The city and county in 2012 collected $43.9 million from the 5% bed tax it charges, after hotels in the area recorded an occupancy rate for the year of 72.7 percent and an average daily rate of $114.48.

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The district has 561 hotels and motels comprising nearly 35,000 rooms.

A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by local government.

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Forty six cruise ships sailed from Port Everglades in 2012.

The Everglades is a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large drainage basin and part of the neotropic ecozone.

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Greater Fort Lauderdale has over 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums, 132 nightclubs, 278 parkland campsites, and 100 marinas housing 45,000 resident yachts.

A yacht is a recreational boat or ship.

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Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War.

The Second Seminole War, also known as the Florida War, was a conflict from 1835 to 1842 in Florida between various groups of Native Americans collectively known as Seminoles and the United States, part of a series of conflicts called the Seminole Wars.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of ‹See TfD›50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel James Lauderdale.

James Lauderdale was an American militia officer who died during the War of 1812.

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William Lauderdale was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort.

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However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict.

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Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.

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