Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the seat of Miami-Dade County, and the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida. Tourist and business people from around the world travel to Miami to enjoy one of the greatest and most iconic destinations in the United States.
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Julia DeForest Tuttle
Julia Tuttle was an American business woman who owned property upon which Miami, Florida was built. For this reason, she is called the “Mother of Miami”. She is the only woman to found a major American city.
Miami is the second major tourist hub behind New York City in the United States. Over 14 million visit the city each year. Miami has the largest cruise ship port in the world.
Miami is broken up between 15 neighborhoods including South Beach and Little Havana. The city covers an area about 56 square miles between the Everglades and the Biscayne Bay.
Miami is commonly known for Ocean Dive which is a 1.3 mile strip in South Beach. Ocean Drive has been featured in movies like Scarface, Birdcage and TV show Dexter. Much of Miami’s collection of art deco architecture can be found on Ocean’s Drives’ hotels, restaurants, and night clubs.
Everglades National Park
Miami is the only city in the US that’s surrounded by two national parks: Biscayne National Park and the Everglades National Park. Thanks to the fantastic climate, Miami is also a great agricultural region growing avocados, tomatoes, and mangoes.
Shopping in Miami
It is the 3rd richest city in the United States with per capita income of $57,000 per year.
Food & Culture
Miami is known for its Cuban-infused food and drinks. The Cuban sandwich is a very popular dish, and was believed to be common lunch for workers in the cigar factories and sugar mills in Cuba starting in the 1860s. Due to its coastal proximity, Miami has an abundance of seafood to enjoy. One dish within the Miami community is Ceviche, which is fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices and spices.
Cuba is located only 330 miles south of Miami and 90 miles from Key West. A large Cuban migration occurred during the Cuban Revolution starting in 1953. Miami is nicknamed the “Capital of Latin America” and is the largest city with a Cuban-American population.
It is the 3rd largest skyline in the United States.
Miami is the home to the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL), the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the Florida Marlins in Major League Baseball (MLB). Combined, the teams have won 7 national championship titles.
University of Miami
The University of Miami is a private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world. It’s mascot, Sebastian the Ibis, is one of the most recognizable college mascots in the US. Folklore maintains the Ibis, a symbol of knowledge found in the Everglades, is the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane and the fist to appear after the storm.
Miami host Tissue World at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Tissue World is the largest tissue paper exhibition in North America. Osprey Corporation will be attending the exhibition November 11-13th, 2020. You can visit us at booth D80.