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About Miami: High Energy, High Finance, High Tech
Despite its sub-tropical location, views of glistening Biscayne Bay and access to a variety of beaches, Miami is a high-energy international city that is home to more than 470,000 people of a unique and vibrant cultural mix.
In addition to being known as “The Magic City,” Miami is also recognized as the Capitol of Latin America and Gateway to the Caribbean. It has one of the largest concentrations of international banks in the U.S., and is home to innumerable international businesses. It is the economic engine of South Florida.
In 2018, Miami was classified as an alpha-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities research network.
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Miami also boasts one of the world’s largest ports and busiest airports. PortMiami, the Cruise Capitol of the World, logged a record 5.3 million multiday cruise passengers in 2018. Miami International Airport (MIA) hosts 125,000 passengers per day.
The city covers an area of about 56 square miles, from sparkling Biscayne Bay to the world-renowned Everglades National Park, and is the county seat of Miami-Dade County.