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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 1, 2015 6:37 am
A deputy shot a man Saturday night after responding to a call about a suspicious person at the Colonies townhouse development, officials said.
Mar 1, 2015 3:08 am
South Florida is the state's most populous region, yet it has almost no political clout in the Legislature.
Mar 1, 2015 2:40 am
Despite a downpour, the Sistrunk Historical Festival went on with the show Saturday.
Mar 1, 2015 1:40 am
Many called it a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity on Saturday darting across the finish line at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's newest runway with commercial airliners roa...
Mar 1, 2015 1:21 am
Showers on Saturday flooded parts of South Florida, but forecasters predict the sun will shine on Sunday.
Feb 28, 2015 11:47 pm
A 60-year-old man told deputies he killed a North Lauderdale home intruder, but lied about the shooting to cover-up for his girlfriend's son, a convicted felon, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Satur...
Feb 28, 2015 1:34 am
Jorge Barahona will stand trial beginning Sept. 28 on allegations he used hazardous chemicals in an attempt to kill his adopted son, Victor, in Palm Beach County more than four years ago.
Feb 27, 2015 11:49 pm
A submerged vehicle that belongs to a woman who went missing last month was found with a body inside in the New River near a Fort Lauderdale marina, police said Friday.
Feb 27, 2015 11:43 pm
This cop lied about the details of a marijuana arrest, failed to report how he tormented a suspect with his Taser, and claimed a three-hour lunch break lasted only one.
Feb 27, 2015 11:27 pm
— This city will not be another Ferguson, police officials here say.
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