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Fort Lauderdale
Friday, December 02, 2005
This weekend, I'm going to Fort Lauderdale for work. It's tough, I know. I hope there will be lots of umbrella drinks served to me.

Would you like some Fort Lauderdale factoids? Good. I knew you would.

(Stolen from the Internets and not fact checked.)

Greater Fort Lauderdale, right in the center of the Gold Coast, stretches along 23 miles of the Atlantic Ocean, midway between Miami and Palm Beach.

Greater Fort Lauderdale sprawls across 1,200 square miles. Greater Fort Lauderdale is therefore large enough to house 76 different golf courses. This county contains 28 cities and is home to about 1.2 million residents. The largest city and county seat, Fort Lauderdale, has about 150,000 residents. Because it has 300 miles of navigable waterways and harbors 40,000 yachts, it has been referred to as the "Venice of America" and the "Yachting Capital of the World."

Temperatures in this tropical climate average 77 degrees year round with 3,000 hours of sunshine on average each year. Winter temperatures average 68 degrees while the summer brings on temperatures around 84 degrees. The month of August is the hottest, whereas January is the coolest. The months of August and September bring the heaviest rains.


The Fort Lauderdale area boasts 23 miles of sandy beaches that border the Atlantic.

Greater Fort Lauderdale has 505,600 acres of Everglades, containing sawgrass and seasonally covered by slowly moving water. You may roam through this marshy land on an airboat. Off the coast of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, 15-20 foot deep coral reefs can be found in the Atlantic. However, coral reefs are not considered "vegetation", but the skeletal deposits of polyps.

Shopping and Dining
Greater Fort Lauderdale houses the world's largest discount mall. Named after the vegetation found in the Everglades, Sawgrass Mills includes many outlet stores that are sure to impress. Out of Greater Fort Lauderdale's 2,500 award-winnning restaurants, you are bound to find a wonderful dining experience. You may choose from waterside dining, elegant dining, or simple casual dining.
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