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Driving Distance
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Albuquerque 1971
Anaheim 2690
Atlanta 659
Boston 1522
Chicago 1401
Dallas 1342
Denver 2112
Fort Lauderdale 46
Indianapolis 1192
Kansas City 1482
Lake Tahoe 3057
Las Vegas 2571
Los Angeles 2722
Nashville 909
New Orleans 858
New York 1331
Orlando 229
Palm Beaches 78
Pensacola 643
Philadelphia 1232
Phoenix 2348
San Diego 2681
San Francisco 3092
Seattle 3299
Silicon Valley 3071
Tampa 246
Washington D.C. 1062
Driving distance quotes are in miles and
are estimates. Your mileage may vary.

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Miami Facts & Statistics

The climate here is subtropical, with plentiful sunshine year-round. The sun's rays are surprisingly strong regardless of the season, so be sure to bring sunscreen and sunglasses. Virtually every building is air-conditioned, so you may sometimes wish to have a light jacket for comfort.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 59-75 Fahrenheit/15-24 Celsius; Feb: 61-76 F/16-25 C; Mar: 64/79 F/18-26 C; Apr: 68-83 F/20-28 C; May: 72-85 F/22-29 C; Jun: 75-88 F/24-31 C; Jul: 77-95 F/25-35 C; Aug: 77-95 F/25-35 C; Sep: 76-88 F/24-31 C; Oct: 72-85 F/22-29 C; Nov: 67-80 F/19-27 C; Dec: 62-77 F/16-24 C.
Greater Miami is home to over 2 million residents, representing diverse cultures from around the world.
Area Geography
Greater Miami and the Beaches is spread over 2,000 square miles at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula. The Intracoastal Waterway separates mainland Miami from the island of Miami Beach, which is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean.
County Government
Originally known as Dade County, the name was officially changed to Miami-Dade County in 1998. Miami-Dade is governed by a strong-mayor, with the main county seat being in Downtown Miami. The City of Miami is headquartered in Coconut Grove.
Sales or Use Tax
Sales tax is 6.5%.
Important Numbers
Time: 305-324-8811. Emergency Numbers: Dial 911 for police and medical emergencies.
Telephone Codes
Miami-Dade County: area code 305; a second area code, 786, is in the ongoing process of being deployed. Broward County's primary area code is 954.

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