Miami, Florida


City in the United States
State Florida
County Miami Dade County
Coordinates 25°47’N, 80°13’WL
Surface 145.2 km²
– country 93.2 km²
– water 52 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(4745 inhabitant/km²)
– agglomeration 5,564,635 (2010)
Mayor Francis X Suarez (R)
Skyline and photos

According to IAMACCEPTED, Miami is a city in southeastern Florida in Miami-Dade County on the Miami River, between the Florida Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. In 2010, Miami had nearly 400,000 inhabitants. In 2015, the number of inhabitants was estimated at 441,003. The agglomeration has more than 5.5 million inhabitants. The city itself isn’t the largest in the state of Florida (that’s Jacksonville), but along with the metropolitan area, it is. Neither is Miami the capital of Florida; that’s Tallahassee. The city is named after the Mayaimi, a tribe living around the northeasternOkeechobeemeer lived.

Miami International Airport receives more than 33 million passengers annually.


70% of Miami’s population is Hispanic or Latino. They mainly come from countries such as Cuba and Mexico. 10% of the population is white and not Hispanic or Latino. A large part of them are retired people from the northern states of America. 19% of the population is African American or black. 1% of the population is of Asian descent. In a 2004 UNDP comparison of cities, Miami was the only city surveyed to have more than half of its residents born in another country: 59% were not born in the United States.

20% of the population is older than 65 years. 30% of the population is single. 25% of the population lives below the poverty line. 8% of the population is unemployed.

Other information

Colleges and Universities

  • Barry University
  • International Fine Arts College
  • Florida International University
  • Miami-Dade Community College
  • University of Miami


Miami’s major sports clubs are:

  • Miami Marlins (MLB)
  • Miami Dolphins (NFL)
  • Miami Heat (NBA)
  • Miami FC (North American Soccer League)
  • Inter Miami CF (Major League Soccer)

Miami is also the city where the Orange Bowl, an annual college football championship, is held. In addition, an important tennis tournament for ATP (men) and WTA (women) is held in Miami every year. Since 2022, an annual Formula 1 race has also been held.

Miami Beach

The peninsula on the east side of Miami, called Miami Beach, is where the well -known Art Deco hotels are located.


Miami has a tropical climate. There are roughly two seasons in Miami, a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season runs from May to October, and the dry season from November to April. The rainy season more or less coincides with the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to December 1. In the rainy season it does not rain all day, in the afternoon rain and thunderstorms form with a lot of rain. As much water can fall in such a rain shower as in a month in the Netherlands. These showers do not last long and ensure that the oppressive heat is moderated in the afternoon.

In January the average temperature is 19.6 °C, in July it is 28.1 °C. Annual average rainfall is 1420.1 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

The temperature felt in Miami is extremely high in summer, and it seems that it is well above forty degrees. In reality, the temperature rarely exceeds 34 degrees. The highest temperature ever recorded in Miami is 98°F. This is equivalent to 36.7 °C.

In the winter it is a lot colder in Miami. Yet the weather in the winter months is not bad either with sun almost every day and pleasant temperatures during the day of about 20 to 25 degrees. Even at night, the temperature rarely drops below ten degrees. When it is extremely cold, that means temperatures of only 10 to 15 degrees for Miami during the day. In this case, light frosts are also not excluded. This can occasionally happen, but the chance is quite small.

Miami is regularly hit by tropical storms and hurricanes, causing great inconvenience to the population. Typically, it is the Cape Verde storms that hit Miami, which form from August to October. The peak of the hurricane season is on September 15. The governments warn the population if a storm is heading for Miami by means of a Hurricane Watch (chance of a hurricane within 36 hours) or a Hurricane Warning (probability of a hurricane within 24 hours). There are public shelters in various places where people can sit out the storm if necessary.

Miami and television

Miami was the scene of the hit series Miami Vice in the 1980s and the episodes of CSI: Miami are filmed in the Miami area. The hit series Dexter, broadcast in the Netherlands by the VPRO, among others, is also set in Miami. As well as the successful series “Golden Girls”. Miami was also the source of inspiration for games such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the first game in the Driver series and partly Scarface: The World Is Yours.

Cities partnering

  • Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina), since 1978
  • Kagoshima (Japan)
  • Lima (Peru)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Nice (France)
  • Palermo (Italy), since 2001
  • Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
  • Qingdao (China)
  • Salvador (Brazil)
  • Santiago (Chile)
  • Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
  • Varna (Bulgaria)

Miami, Florida