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Fort Lauderdale (United States)
Fort Lauderdale (Ft. Lauderdale), is the seventh largest city in the state of Florida, is located in Broward County, between the Atlantic Ocean and the New River.
It has an attractive climate conducive to tourism and also for business.
Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, due to its extensive and intricate canal system) It is a city located in Broward County, in the US state of Florida, of which it is the county seat, and is located between the counties from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach. In the 2010 Census it had a population of 165,521 residents and a population density of 1,656.89 people per km², being one of the main cities of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to more than 5,413,212 residents. The city is a popular tourist destination with 10.35 million visitors in 2006, as well as a major sailing center, with 42,000 resident-owned boats, 100 marinas and shipyards. Ft. Lauderdale and its suburbs have more than 4,100 restaurants and 120 nightclubs. Ft. The United States during the Second Seminole War; however, the development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the war ended and the forts were abandoned. Three forts called Fort Lauderdale were built; the first of them next to the New River; the second in Tarpon Bend, in what is now the Sailboat Bend neighborhood; and the third near the Bahía de Mar Marina. All of them took their name from Major William Lauderdale, commander of the detachment in charge of building the first fortress.
The area in which Fort Lauderdale was later founded was inhabited for hundreds of years by the Tequesta Indians. They came into contact with Spanish explorers in the 15th century. This caused an increase in contagious European diseases that the Tequesta were unaware of and which they did not resist, such as smallpox. For the Tequesta, disease along with ongoing conflicts with their neighbors, the Calusa, contributed to their gradual disappearance over the next two centuries. In 1763, only a few Tequesta remained in Florida and most of them were evacuated to Cuba when the Spanish ceded Florida. to the British in 1763, according to the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the Seven Years’ War. Although control of the area shifted from Spain to Great Britain, the United States, and the Confederate States of America, it remained one of the least developed regions of the United States until the 20th century.
The Fort Lauderdale area became known as the “New River Settlement” after the 20th century. In 1830 there were approximately 70 settlers along the “New River”. William Cooley, a local justice of the peace, was a farmer and laborer who traded with the Seminole Indians. In January 1836 While Cooley was trying to save a wrecked ship, a band of Seminoles attacked his farm, killing his wife and children, and the children’s guardian. The other farms were not attacked, but all the white residents of the area fled the village, fleeing first to the Cape Florida lighthouse in Key Biscayne, and then to Key West. The first stockade built by the United States in Fort Lauderdale was in 1838, and the area was subsequently a battlefield during the Second Seminole War. The fort was abandoned in 1842, after the end of the war, and the area remained largely uninhabited until 1890. There was no organized development of the area until Frank Stranahan arrived in the area in 1893 to install a ferry across the New River and to finish the construction of the East Coast railway that crossed the area. The city was annexed to Broward County in 1911, and in 1915 it was designated the county seat.
Fort Lauderdale’s greatest development began in the 1920s, with the Florida Housing Bubble in the 1920s. The hurricane that struck Miami in 1926, and the Great Depression of the 1930s caused major economic disruptions. When World War II began, Fort Lauderdale became a US Army base, with an air base for training pilots, radar operators, and coast guard based in Port Everglades.
When the war ended, members of the army returned to the area, stimulating a huge population explosion that dwarfed the 1920 boom. According to the 1960 census there were 83,648 people in the city, 230% more than in the 1950 census.
As of 1970, Fort Lauderdale had almost all of its territory built so it grew into the western suburbs. As cities such as Coral Springs, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines experienced explosive growth, Fort Lauderdale’s population stagnated, and the city lost nearly 4,000 residents between 1980, when the city had 153,279 residents, and in 1990, when the population was at 149,377. A slight population rebound put Fort Lauderdale at 152,397 residents according to the 2000 census. Since 2000, Fort Lauderdale has gained just over 18,000 residents by annexing seven unincorporated neighborhoods in Broward County. Today, Fort Lauderdale is one of the main yacht ports, one of the most visited tourist destinations in the United States,
Fort Lauderdale is located at coordinates 26 ° 8′29 ″ N 80 ° 8′38 ″ W. According to the United States Census Bureau, Fort Lauderdale has a total area of 99.9 km², of which 90.04 km² correspond to land and (9.87%) 9.86 km² is water. The city of Fort Lauderdale is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, has 7 miles (11 km) of beach, and borders To the east: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Sea Ranch Lakes; To the south: Hollywood and Dania Beach; To the southwest: Davie; To the West: Plantation, Lauderhill and Lauderdale Lakes; To the West: Plantation; Lauderhill, Lauderdale Lakes and Cooper City; To the northwest: North Lauderdale, Oakland Park and Tamarac; and North: Wilton Manors, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach.
The northwest part of Fort Lauderdale is separated from the rest of the city, connected only by the Cypress Creek Canal as it flows under the I-95 freeway. This section of Fort Lauderdale borders the cities of Oakland Park and Tamarac on its south side. Off the coast of Fort Lauderdale is the Osborne Reef, an artificial reef made up of discarded tires, which has proven to be an ecological disaster. Construction began in the 60s, with the intention of serving as a habitat for fish. However, marine erosion caused the tires to wear out, becoming a major source of pollution. The tires were gradually moving towards the coast and, when they encountered an area of living reef, they were stranded, which produced the death or destruction of the natural reef ecosystem in its path. In recent years, thousands of tires have also been stranded on nearby beaches, especially after hurricanes. Local authorities are working to remove the 700,000 tires, in cooperation with the US Army, Navy and the Coast Guard.
According to the 2010 census, there were 165,521 people residing in Fort Lauderdale. The population density was 1,656.89 residents / km². Fort Lauderdale’s 165,521 residents were made up of 62.64% White, 30.96% Black, 0.27% Native American, 1.48% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander , 2.49% were of other races and 2.12% belonged to two or more races. Of the total population, 13.75% were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.
Until recently its economy was based on tourism, being in particular one of the favorite destinations of students in the spring break period (spring break), but it has become more sophisticated in terms of the profile of tourists who visit it and evolving towards diversification, for which it has attracted a wide variety of industries that include the marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, aviation and aerospace industries, in addition to film production and TV.
Its international airport has grown rapidly and is playing a growing role as a connecting port to destinations in Central and South America.
Tourist attractions and education
Fort Lauderdale also offers rich natural beauty and a host of cultural, educational, and entertainment offerings. Blessed with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and pleasant ocean breezes year-round, the district’s world-famous beaches offer excellent opportunities for recreation, leisure, relaxation and fun.
Art and science
The pictorial Riverwalk serves as a central venue for the arts and sciences, and for cultural and historical activities that take place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Also noteworthy are The Museum of Science and Discovery, the Museum of Art, and the Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum. The Boulevard de las Olas has become internationally famous as a centerpiece of the city’s fashion and as a center for good food and fun.
Its main educational institutions include:
- Broward Community College
- Florida Atlantic University
- Broward County Main Library, award-winning library
- Many federal, state and municipal colleges.
The Fort Lauderdale Mystery
Fort Lauderdale has not yet forgotten the fateful December 5, 1945, almost eight months after the end of World War II. A squad of five Avenger torpedo planes left Fort Lauderdale, (better known as Flight 19, being the best known disappearance of the Bermuda triangle) with the objective of going from Fort Lauderdale to the island of Grand Bahama and returning by a route in the shape of a triangle and with great similarity to the Bermuda triangle. They were never seen again. Fort Lauderdale sent a rescue plane that also disappeared. The rescue aircraft model was so prone to exploding that only a lit cigarette could explode it. No remains of the rescue plane were ever found, although the crew of a ship that was sailing near the point of disappearance affirmed that that day they had seen a great explosion in the sky. This triangle is situated between Fort Lauderlade, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.
The city of Fort Lauderdale has a football team in the NASL, called the Fort Lauderdale Strikers