Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

🇺🇸 Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 25 miles north of Miami. It is the county seat and largest city of Broward County. Fort Lauderdale is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed: the first was at the fork of the New River, the second was at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the present-day Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third was near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina. The city is a popular tourist destination, and Yachting Capital of the World, with an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F (24.2 °C) and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale, encompassing all of Broward County, hosted 13 million overnight visitors in 2018. There were over 560 hotels and nearly 36,000 hotel rooms. From that, the county collected nearly $87 million from its 5% hotel development tax it charges. Additionally, 3.89 million cruise passengers passed through its Port Everglades, making it the 3rd largest cruise port in the world. 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.

Economy Fort Lauderdale's economy has diversified over time. The city now attracts wealthier tourists. Cruise ships and nautical recreation provide the basis for much of the revenue raised by tourism. There is a convention centre west of the beach and south-east of downtown, with 600,000 square feet (55,742 m²) of space, including a 200,000-square-foot (18,581 m²) main exhibit hall. Approximately 30% of the city's 10 million annual visitors attend conventions at the centre.

The downtown area, especially around Las Olas Boulevard hosts many hotels and high-rise condominium developments. The city's central business district is the largest downtown in Broward County. Office buildings and high-rises include: Las Olas River House, Las Olas Grand, 110 Tower (formerly AutoNation Tower), Bank of America Plaza, One Financial Plaza, Broward Financial Center, One East Broward Boulevard, Barnett Bank Plaza, PNC Center, New River Center, One Corporate Center, SunTrust Centre, 101 Tower, and SouthTrust Tower.

Fort Lauderdale is a major manufacturing and maintenance centre for yachts. The boating industry is responsible for over 109,000 jobs in the county. With its many canals, and proximity to the Bahamas and Caribbean, it is also a popular yachting vacation stop, and home port for 42,000 boats, and approximately 100 marinas and boatyards. Additionally, the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the world's largest boat show, brings over 125,000 people to the city each year.

Companies based in the Fort Lauderdale area include, but not limited to: AutoNation, Citrix Systems, Commcare Pharmacy, DHL Express, KEMET Corporation, SEACOR Holdings, Spirit Airlines, and National Beverage Corporation. The largest employers in the county are Tenet Healthcare, which employs 5,000 people; American Express, which employs 4,200; FirstService Residential, which employs 3,900; Motorola, which employs 3,000; and Maxim Integrated Products, which employs 2,000. Gulfstream International Airlines, a commuter airline, is headquartered in nearby Dania Beach.

Fort Lauderdale was recently listed as 2017's third best city out of 150 U.S. cities by WalletHub for summer jobs, and the 24th best city to start a career in.

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Fort Lauderdale has a population of over 182,595 people. Fort Lauderdale also forms part of the wider Miami metropolitan area which has a population of over 6,198,782 people. Fort Lauderdale is the #6 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 6.8577 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Fort Lauderdale's sister cities are: 🇬🇭 Agogo, Ghana; 🇧🇷 Belo Horizonte, Brazil; 🇭🇹 Cap-Haïtien, Haiti; 🇩🇪 Duisburg, Germany; 🇦🇺 Gold Coast, Australia; 🇮🇱 Haifa, Israel; 🇹🇼 Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 🇦🇷 Mar del Plata, Argentina; 🇻🇪 Margarita Island, Venezuela; 🇪🇸 Mataró, Spain; 🇨🇴 Medellín, Colombia; 🇨🇴 Montería, Colombia; 🇹🇷 Muğla, Turkey; 🇵🇦 Panama City, Panama; 🇨🇷 Quepos, Costa Rica; 🇮🇹 Rimini, Italy; 🇩🇴 La Romana, Dominican Republic; 🇧🇷 São Sebastião, Brazil.

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