Miami Essential Info

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Miami is a major city in the south-eastern United States and makes up part of the largest metropolitan area in Florida. Being part of the South Florida region, it's 20 miles from Fort Lauderdale, 68 miles from West Palm Beach, 106 miles from Naples (Florida) and 156 miles from Key West.

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  1. More than a quarter-million persons of Cuban origin live in and around Miami.
  2. Downtown Miami has the largest concentration of international banks in the United States.
  3. The first suntan lotion was invented by Miami Beach pharmacist, Benjamin Green in 1944.
  4. With more than 800 buildings, Miami Beach’s Art Deco district is home to the world’s largest collection of Art Deco Architecture.
  5. Miami has the largest cruise ship port in the world.

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