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Fort Lauderdale

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Fort Lauderdale (pop. 1,255,488), city in southeastern Florida. Located 25 mi (40 km) north of Miami, it is a popular winter resort and tourist area. Although it is the site of a fort established in 1838, its development dates to 1906, when the draining of the mangrove swamps began. Crossed by a large number of waterways and canals, it is sometimes called the Venice of America. Port Everglades, the deepest harbor south of Norfolk and east of New Orleans, is located there.

See also: Florida.

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