Ten fun facts about Fort Lauderdale

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Fact 1
It is known as the “Venice of America” due to its expansive and intricate canal system.

Fact 2
The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006.

Fact 3
The city is considered a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards in 2006.


Fact 4
Fort Lauderdale is named after a number of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War.

Fact 5
There are 23 miles of beach in Fort Lauderdale.

Fact 6
The Fort Lauderdale area was also known as the “New River Settlement” before the 20th century.

Fact 7
Fort Lauderdale features a tropical rainforest climate with little seasonal variation in temperature.

Fact 8
The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who served as the commander of the detachment of soldiers who established the first fort.

Fact 9
The city can be regarded the western corner of the Bermuda Triangle.

Fact 10
The city is the setting for the 1986 movie Flight of the Navigator.


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is a city in the State of Florida, on the Atlantic coast 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami.



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