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Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a seaside major tourist destination in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It was founded on March 26, 1915. The city is built on natural and man-made islands in between Atlantic and Biscayne Bay, which divides the Beach from the rest of Miami. South Beach, comprised of the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, coupled with Downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, form South Florida’s commercial core.

population of Miami Beach

According to the 2020 census, the population of Miami Beach is 82,890 people. According to official 2019 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Miami Beach is the 26th largest city in Florida.  Since the early twentieth century, it has been one of America’s preeminent beach resorts. Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The Art Deco District contains hundreds of hotels, flats, and other structures built between 1923 and 1943, making it the world’s biggest collection of Art Deco architecture. The District has Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne, and Art Deco styles. The Historic District is defined on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Lenox Court, on the south by 6th Street, and on the north by Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal. The late former interior designer Barbara Baer Capitman spearheaded the fight to conserve the Art Deco District’s architectural legacy, and a street in the District is now named after her.