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The Lower Atlantic Coast encompasses a three-county area of the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Florida. The metropolitan area covers the counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. The area is commonly referred to as simply "South Florida" and is roughly synonymous with the term Gold Coast.
Because the population of South Florida is largely confined to a strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades, the Miami Urbanized Area (that is, the area of contiguous urban development) is about 110 miles long (north to south), but never more than twenty miles wide, and in some areas only five miles wide (east to west). South Florida is longer than any other urbanized area in the United States except for the New York metropolitan area.
South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel
Mar 6, 2015 12:26 am
A 43-year-old woman was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after the car she was driving left the road and crashed into a Fort Lauderdale business.
Mar 6, 2015 12:05 am
Police on Thursday released photos of two unidentified men wanted for questioning in connection with a fight at a gentlemen's club in Lauderhill.
Mar 5, 2015 11:50 pm
Nearly 180 flights into and out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were canceled or delayed Thursday because of snowy weather and a runway mishap at a New York airport.
Mar 5, 2015 10:33 pm
The climate phenomenon called El Nio has arrived for the first time in five years, and with it could come a decrease in the upcoming season's risk of hurricanes.
Mar 5, 2015 7:11 pm
In an apparent attempt to have his cake and eat it too, Miramar police say Orville Arson Massop sold a van to a 73-year-old man and then falsely reported it stolen.
Mar 5, 2015 5:51 pm
As part of the ongoing observance of Broward County's Centennial, the Broward Sheriff's Office will be hosting the Uniting Broward Community Showcase on Saturday at Markham Park in Sunrise.
Mar 5, 2015 5:08 pm
Even if you're pooped out, don't forget to bring a puppy pouch when you take doggy out for a walk.
Mar 5, 2015 3:20 pm
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's hazmat team was dispatched Thursday morning to a two-alarm fire at a warehouse whose roof is at risk of collapse in Opa-locka.
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