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Interesting Fort Lauderdale, FL Travel Facts

From downtown museums and theatre to nightclubs and yachting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida has a lot going for it. Known as the "Venice of America", this canal filled city has been home to everyone from raucous spring breakers to romantic getaways. It houses a diverse culture, that is sure to spark much intrigue with any traveler. Take a visit to the largest drive-in theater and flea market, the Swap Shop, or any of the interesting area museums!

Fort Lauderdale City Info:

  • Thanks to its many canals, it's known as "Venice of America".
  • Land Area: 36.0 square miles
  • City's major parks: Ft Lauderdale Beach, Bill Keith Preserve, Cypress Creek Sand Pine Preserve, Floyd Hull Stadium
  • Number of radio stations: 5 AM; 2 FM
  • Number of television stations: 7

Fort Lauderdale Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily high/low temperature -- Jan: 59/78; July: 73/90F
  • Average annual precipitation -- 61.6 inches

Distances to other Metropolitan Areas from Fort Lauderdale:

  • Clearwater, FL -- 205 miles
  • Daytona Beach, FL -- 218 miles
  • Gainesville, FL --278 miles
  • Jacksonville, FL -- 304 miles
  • Miami, FL -- 26 miles
  • Ocala, FL -- 243 miles
  • Sarasota, FL - 170 miles
  • Tampa, FL -- 191 miles
  • West Palm Beach, FL -- 42 miles

Fort Lauderdale Safety Phone # and Major Hospitals:

  • Ambulance: 911
  • Police: 911
  • Fire: 911
  • Broward General Medical (1600 S Andrews Avenue)
  • Florida Medical Center (5000 W Oakland Park Blvd.....)
  • Holy Cross Hospital (4725 N Federal Hwy)
  • Plantation General Hospital (401 NW 42nd Ave)
  • North Ridge Medical Center (5757 N Dixie Hwy)
  • North Broward Hospital District (303 Se 17th St)
  • Westside Regional Medical Center (8201 W Broward Blvd.....)
  • Fort Lauderdale Hospital (1601 E Las Olas Blvd.....)
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital (3100 Weston Rd)

Fort Lauderdale Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

  • Spring Break
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center
  • Bonnet House Museum and Tropical Gardens
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
  • Museum of Discovery and Science
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
  • Port Everglades

Fort Lauderdale Major Shopping Areas:

  • Festival Flea Market Mall
  • Galleria Mall
  • Las Olas Boulevard
  • Sawgrass Milles
  • Swap Shop
  • Citi Centre

Fort Lauderdale Major Dining Areas:

  • Pompano Beach
  • Las Olas Boulevard
  • Melrose Park
  • Chula Vista Isles
  • Palm Aire Village

Fort Lauderdale Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • Port Everglades
  • Stranahan House
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop

Fort Lauderdale Famous Natives and Residents:

  • Lee Majors (Actor)
  • Leo Goodwin, Sr. (Businessman and Philanthropist)
  • Marilyn Manson (Musician)
  • Sean Murphy (NASCAR Driver)
  • Paige O'Hara (Actress)
  • Jaco Pastorius (Jazz Bassist)
  • Dwayne Johnson, The Rock (Actor and Professional Wrestler)

Notable Moments in Fort Lauderdale History:

  • 1821 -- Florida becomes a US territory.
  • 1911 -- Officially incorporated as a town.
  • 1862 -- City surrenders to Union forces.
  • 1959 -- Public schools become desegregated.

Interesting facts about Fort Lauderdale:

  • The city can be considered the western corner of the Bermuda Triangle.
  • The city is the setting for the 1986 movie Flight of the Navigator.
  • There are 23 miles of beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale Population and Demographics:

  • City of Fort Lauderdale Population -- 152,397 (as of the 2000 census)
  • Male -- 52.4%
  • Female -- 47.6%
  • White -- 64.3%
  • Black -- 28.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native -- 0.2%
  • Asian -- 1.0%
  • Hispanic/Latino -- 9.5%
  • 2000 percent population 18 and over -- 80.6%
  • 65 and over -- 15.3%
  • Median household income - $37,887

Fort Lauderdale Colleges and Universities:

  • Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
  • Broward Community College
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida International University
  • Lynn University
  • Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale Economy & Business -- Notable Companies based in Fort Lauderdale:

  • AutoNation
  • Citrix Systems
  • DHL Express
  • Spirit Airlines
  • National Beverage Corp.

Fort Lauderdale Hispanic Community Media and Churches:

  • Stirling Road Spanish Baptist Church
  • WLTV
  • WMGE 94.9
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