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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.


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South Florida News from The Sun-Sentinel

On a violently pitching boat just outside Singer Island's surf zone, Stephen Kajiura and a crew of students set out baited hooks for sharks.


A firefighter required hospital treatment while others were battling flames at an abandoned duplex in Fort Lauderdale, fire officials said.


No injuries were reported after a train struck a car Wednesday evening in Pompano Beach.


A "credible threat" prompted children to be evacuated from two Lauderhill schools for more than three hours Wednesday morning, police said.


A Sunrise Middle student had a gun, knife, ammunition, mask and fireworks in his book bag on campus, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by the Sun Sentinel.


FORT LAUDERDALE All history is fleeting, and the Shippey House's time may have run out.


FORT LAUDERDALE The Lauderdale Air Show has been grounded again.


Broward's Judicial Nominating Commission sent the names of six lawyers for Gov. Rick Scott to consider to replace former Broward County Judge Gisele Pollack.


Superintendent Robert Runcie has passed his latest evaluation by the Broward County School Board.


Dim the lights, save the sea turtles.


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