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Fort Lauderdale
Broward County, Florida

ZipCodes
33301, 33309, 33311, 33312, 33315, 33316, 33327, 33388

Motto
"Venice of America"



Page Contents for Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
The population of Fort Lauderdale is approximately 149,491 1995, 165521 2010.
The approximate number of families is 81,268 1990, 74786 2010.
The amount of land area in Fort Lauderdale is 81.232 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fort Lauderdale is 34 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 11.051 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Lauderdale to Washington DC is 899 miles.
The distance to the Florida state capital is 390 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Lauderdale is positioned 26.14 degrees north of the equator and 80.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fort Lauderdale median income is $ 34,010.
The Fort Lauderdale median home price is $ 159,918 .
Fort Lauderdale average annual rainfall is 57.55 inches per year
Fort Lauderdale average temperature is 75.6 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 68.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81.4 degrees F.

Location

3 miles north of Miami and 42 miles south of Palm Beach. Here is a maps and directions page for Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Geography


involving water in most ways. There are 23 miles of beach in Fort Lauderdale. There are also 25 miles of Intracoastal waterways and 165 miles of navigable canals.
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Climate


sub-tropical, with breezes which keep the temperatures comfortable year-round. There are very occasional cold spells and even rarer fog.
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Weather


moderate. Here is a weather page for Fort Lauderdale. There is an average relative humidity of 70-85 percent. Most of the rainfall comes between June and September with the dry season running from December to April. "Hurricane Season" is generally from June 15 through November 15.
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Attractions

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale including sports activities!

Take a Virtual Tour of Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale On-line

Museum of Discovery and Science - the only interactive science museum in Florida.

Museum of Art with a $ 6 million dollar art collection!

Broward Center for the Performing Arts with two acoustically perfect theaters.

The Riverwalk - a downtown 1.5 mile part which attracts over 1.5 million tourists each year.

Las Olas - an internationally recognized shopping treasure.

City Festivals in Fort Lauderdale.
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Economy & Industry


The economy is strong for tourism, high-tech manufacturing, marine industry, construction, and distribution
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Fort Lauderdale City Government

City of Fort Lauderdale
100 N Andrews Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954 761-5013
Fax: 954 761-5021



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Fort Lauderdale is the County Seat of Broward County

Broward County Site.



Broward County Administrator
115 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1801
Phone: 954-357-7350


Broward County Court Administration
201 SE 6th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3303
Phone: 954-831-7740


Broward County Courthouse
201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Fort Lauderdale Chamber

Broward County Chamber of Commerce
3045 North Federal Hwy. Suite 60
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Office Phone: 954 565-5750
Fax: 954 566-3398
Email


Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce
512 NE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3236
Phone: 954-462-6000


International Chamber-Commerce
4700 N State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319-5800
Phone: 954-486-8400

Fort Lauderdale Organizations

Broward County Chamber of Commerce
3045 North Federal Hwy. Suite 60
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Office Phone: 954 565-5750
Fax: 954 566-3398
Email


Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce
512 NE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-3236
Phone: 954-462-6000


International Chamber-Commerce
4700 N State Road 7
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319-5800
Phone: 954-486-8400

Fort Lauderdale Libraries

Fort Lauderdale Library
1300 E Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-2802
Phone: 954-765-4263


Broward County Library
100 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1830
Phone: 954-357-7444

Fort Lauderdale Schools

Broward County Public Schools
Community Relations Office
600 Southeast Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone: 754-321-0000



HIGHER EDUCATION


Art Institute Of Ft Lauderdale
1799 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3013
Phone: 954-527-1799


Barry University
1885 W Commercial Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-3066
Phone: 954-493-8892


Broward Community College
225 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2208
Phone: 954-761-7465


City College
1401 W Cypress Creek Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-1916
Phone: 954-492-5353


Florida Atlantic University
220 SE 2nd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1905
Phone: 954-236-1000


Florida International University


Fort Lauderdale College
1040 Bayview Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-2522
Phone: 954-568-1600


Jewish Theological Seminary
7771 W Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-6749
Phone: 954-746-7771


Keiser College
1500 NW 49th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Phone: 954-776-4476
Email


Nova Southeastern University


South Florida Baptist Bible
1813 SW 11th Ct
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-3263
Phone: 954-525-2470


University Of Florida
3205 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7719
Phone: 954-475-8990


University Of Florida
7770 W Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351-6750
Phone: 954-749-1870 Fort Lauderdale

Miscellany

Fort Lauderdale Population:
1990 - 149,377
1995 - 149,491
2000 - 162,842 projected


The city has a nickname of "Venice of America." This was given because Lauderdale has approximately 310 miles of canals. That is more than they have in Venice, which is actually a composite of about 100 islands, though Venice has never been know to call itself the Lauderdale of Europe.
Fort Lauderdale has been known by other nicknames.
Fort LaDehDah - It isn't known where this one came from. Some say it is from the kick back vacation lifestyle, some say it was coined by the Spring Breakers, and others say it stems from the fact that Lauderdale is the home of the "idle rich."
Liquordale - simply because the vacationers and others do a lot of drinking
Leatherdale - There are many leather stores, leather motels or leather inns and leather bars.
Lauderdale used to be commonly known as "Where the Boys Are", taken from a 1960 movie in which four Midwestern co-eds traveled to Fort Lauderdale. Connie Francis sang a famous song of that title. The phrase, Where the Boys Are, isn't used or reported that much as it is a registered trade mark and various copyrights pertain to it.

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