The City of Miami is located on the Atlantic coast of Florida at the southern tip and is one of the most popular cities visited by tourists from around the world. Placed between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay on the east; it is also the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States.
It is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts and international trade.
Miami is also known as “The Magic City”, and this nickname comes from its rapid growth in terms of population. It is also nicknamed “The Capital of Latin America” because of its high population of Spanish-speakers.
This city was named after the Mayaimis, an American tribe that lived in the area at the time of European colonization. Mayaimis means "big water".
Miami and Miami Beach are actually two distinctly different cities. Miami Beach, located on the outer bank is almost exclusively tourist orientated, and consists mainly of hotels and vacation apartments. Miami, located on the mainland, is a cosmopolitan city with a distinctly Latin American flavor. However, both of them offer many excellent restaurants with a diverse selection of cuisine. Fresh seafood is the local specialty.
The city of Miami is split into many different sections, roughly into North, South, West and Downtown.