GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MIAMI
Miami is a major city in the south-eastern United States and the second most populous city in Florida. The Miami metropolitan area is the largest in the state with an estimated population of over 6.1 million (2017), which makes it the 7th most populous metro area in the United States.
Although tourists generally consider Miami Beach to be part of Miami, it is in actuality its own municipality. Located on a barrier island east of Miami and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach is home to a large number of beach resorts and is one of the most popular spring break party destinations in the world. This article only covers the city of Miami, not Miami Beach. Some other sites associated with Miami, like the Miami Zoo and the Miami Dolphins football team, are located in other suburbs within Miami-Dade County.