Fun Facts About Miami, FL
Miami grew from having a population of one thousand to five million in the short span of a century. The moniker “Magic City” comes from its rapid growth being like ‘magic.’
The pristine sands are probably from the Bahamas or other beaches in the Caribbean. The state of Florida recently spent $11.5 million importing sand to restore the shoreline in Miami Beach that continues to be eroded by the ocean waves.
The port of Miami is the largest passenger port in the world – in 2017, some five million passengers sailed through its confines.
There are over 800 historic Art Deco buildings just in Miami Beach! Though the city is teeming with modern condos, there’s an extensive collection of relics reminiscent of the glamorous Art Deco movement.
In 1996, Citibank installed its first ATM lane for rollerbladers. The bank’s solution gave access to in-line skaters in Miami Beach.
The city was founded by American businesswoman Julia Tuttle, who convinced oil tycoon Henry Flagler to extend his railroad from Central Florida to Miami. The first train of the Florida East Coast Railroad arrived in the city in 1896, and Miami was incorporated later that same year.
Area Codes: 305, 786
Zip Codes: 33101, 33109, 33111, 33114, 33125, 33126, 33127, 33128, 33129, 33130, 33131, 33132, 33133, 33134, 33135, 33136, 33137, 33138, 33139, 33140, 33142, 33144, 33145, 33146, 33147, 33149, 33150, 33151, 33159, 33222, 33233, 33234, 33238, 33242, 33245, 33255
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