Where is Fort Lauderdale Located in Florida, USA

Aptly named “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is the county seat of Broward County in South Florida. Established in 1911, the city is a major tourist destination in Florida.
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Location: Fort Lauderdale Latitude: 26.07N Longitude: 80.08W

Where is Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Facts About Fort Lauderdale

City Name Fort Lauderdale
ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited State (USA)
Capital and largest cityNA
Area38.6 sq mi (99.9 km2)
Population172,389 (2013)
Lat Long26°8′N 80°9′W
Official LanguageEnglish
Calling Code754, 954
Time ZoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5) Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
AirportFort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Neighbour CountriesAlabama, Georgia, The Bahamas
Internet TLD 
CurrencyUnited State Dollar (USD)

Getting in and Around

Located adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, the city is about 29 miles north of Miami.
By Air – Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is a major intercontinental gateway in Florida state after Miami.
By Rail – Tri-Rail, a commuter rail network, connects the major cities and airports of South Florida.

By Road – Interstate highway 95 (I-95) runs through the city. The Broward County Transit (BCT) provides local bus transportation.
By Sea – Port Everglades is third busiest cruise port in the United States.

Best Time to Visit

With an average year-round temperature of 75.5 °F and 3,000 hours of sunshine, Fort Lauderdale is a popular travel attraction. December through mid April, when the water temperature is down and festivals abound, is an ideal time to visit the city.

What's in Fort Lauderdale

Between blue waves of the Atlantic and exotic escapes to the Everglades, Fort Lauderdale has everything at its disposal to have an perfect vacation.

The brick-lined Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District features cultural attractions such as Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, and Florida Grand Opera. A popular thoroughfare, Las Olas Boulevard is architecturally unique and is located in an eclectic shopping and dining district.
Moreover, the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop – a large indoor/outdoor flea market – is famous for one of the world's largest drive-in movie theaters, upscale stores, art galleries, and eateries. The International Swimming Hall of Fame, on Fort Lauderdale Beach, remains open to all city residents.
The 180-acre Hugh Taylor Birch State Park along the beach boasts nature trails along with camping and picnicking spots. The harbor at Fort Lauderdale is a major hub for yachting.