Miami is a city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the south eastern United States and its suburbs are located on a broad plain between the Florida Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east, which also extends from Florida Bay north to Lake Okeechobee. Miami is the 44th most populous city in the US.
A major transportation and business hub, Miami is a leading resort and Atlantic Ocean port situated on Biscayne Bay at the mouth of the Miami River. The Miami area was better known as “Biscayne Bay Country” in the early years of its growth.
Miami was officially incorporated as a city on July 28, 1896 with a population of just over 300. It was named for the nearby Miami River, derived from the Mayaimi people who lived in the area at the time of European colonization.
Miami has more than 800 parks in total and is the only U.S. city surrounded by two national ones: Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.
PortMiami is the largest passenger port in the world, and one of the largest cargo ports in the United States.
Miami is also nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality. The cuisine of Miami is a reflection of its diverse population, with a heavy influence especially from Caribbean cuisine and from Latin American cuisine.
Miami’s year-round semi-tropical climate is free of extremes in temperature, with a long, warm summer and abundant rainfall followed by a mild, dry winter. July is the hottest month in Miami with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at 20°C (68°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 12 in July.
The currency used in Miami is the US Dollar. As this is a modern and popular city, you’ll find that there are ATM machines and foreign exchange facilities around the resort.
English is the official language of Miami, but due to the large immigration of people from various Spanish speaking regions, Spanish is also a dominant language and is spoken by 60% of the population.
In the United States of America the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in the United States of America, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 110 – 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries).