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Miami and Southern Florida

During the wet season, Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades grows to be 100km wide and 160km long.

Julia Tuttle is known as “the Mother of Miami” for her role in establishing the city.

Miami is known as the “Magic City” due to its incredible rate of growth from the 1960s to today.

The name “Miami” comes from the Native American word for “big water” – Mayaimi.

In 1965, post-revolution, 100,000 Cubans fled across the border by air to Miami.

Miami's skyline is ranked third most impressive in the USA and 19th in the world.

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