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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

A man suffered severe burns after the boat he was on caught fire early Monday, officials said.


Kim Rothstein will have to wait a little longer to finally be rid of her Ponzi schemer husband — and the "Mrs. Scott Rothstein" moniker.


The head of the troubled department that serves special needs students in Broward County is stepping down.


Convicted killer James Herard will learn on Friday whether he will get the death penalty for the November 2008 murder of Eric Jean-Pierre in Lauderhill.


The Broward County School Board plans to join a statewide trend of opposing high-stakes testing.


Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body found Monday morning behind a Shell gas station on Sunrise Boulevard.


After attempting to break into a Verizon Store in Coral Springs late Saturday night, a man led police on a 5-mile chase into Tamarac, where he crashed into a police cruiser and two cars, police said S...


A Giants-Royals World Series might not seem like the most appealing matchup for South Florida baseball fans. Yet plenty of Broward County aficionados will be tuned in, following a couple of native son...


As toll booths disappear from Florida's Turnpike, so apparently is the demand for the kitschy shirts worn by attendants since 1999.


Sunrise-based national medical group Mednax announced Monday the acquisition of a women's and newborn care practice in Texas.


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