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ID: 7014044
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Miami (inhabited place)  Miami (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 25 46 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 25.7667  decimal degrees
Long: 080 11 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -80.1833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Biscayne Bay at mouth of Miami river; Greater Miami is coextensive with Dade County; was Tequesta Indian village; settled by Spanish 16th cen.; has important ties with Cuba & Latin America; developed as resort & residential city after WW II.

Names:
Miami (preferred,C,V)
Mayaimi (H,V)  ............ derived from an Everglades Indians' name, which may have meant "big" or "sweet water"

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Florida (state)  ............  Florida (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Miami-Dade (county)  ................  Miami-Dade (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Miami (inhabited place)  ....................  Miami (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  may have been settled in 3rd mill. BC; Spanish established a settlement on an existing Native American site in 16th cen.
city (C)  ............  incorporated in 1896
county seat (C)
port (C)
resort (C)  ............  includes beaches, hotels, golf courses, marinas, fishing events, horse & greyhound tracks & sailing regattas
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces plastics, cement, electronic components & boatbuilding
commercial center (C)
tourist center (C)
educational center (C)  ............  houses Miami Christian University, Miami-Dade Community College & many nearby community colleges & universities
cultural center (C)  ............  includes Dade County Art Museum, once the estate of James Deering, estate was once known as Vizcaya
sporting center (C)  ............  includes Orange Bowl Stadium

Sources and Contributors:
Mayaimi..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 89
Miami..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 89
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12011487
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 758
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 89
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS12011487
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 758
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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