Miami lies on the southeast extremity of Florida and of the whole United States near the crucial straits between Cuba and the Florida Peninsula. With the opening of the Panama Canal, Miami’s position became even more strategic, and it has grown to over 400,000 in population (but 5.5 million in the metro area). It is a center of commerce, finance, education, culture, and more. In 2009, Miami was ranked the wealthiest city in the U.S., though only number five in terms of purchasing power.
Sometimes called “the Capital of Latin America,” Miami hosts the headquarters of 1,400 plus companies that do business extensively in Latin America. It also is one of the few large cities in America in which a majority of the population speaks Spanish- its west side is even dubbed “Little Havana” for the abundance of Cuban-Americans residing there. A large group of banks are huddled in Miami, many of them lining Brickell Avenue, and no small number of them extensively serving Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Port of Miami is one of the busiest entry points of foreigners visiting or immigrating to the United States. It is also the eleventh-biggest container handling port in the country and the “Cruise Capital of the World.” More than one-seventh of all persons taking a cruise across the whole globe begin their trip in Miami. Miami International Airport is the busiest in Florida and second only to New York’s JFK in terms of foreign passenger volume. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is another major airport serving the Miami area.
Numerous interstates and U.S. highways connect Miami to the rest of Florida and the nation. Among these are: US 1 which takes you south to the Florida Keys, US 41 which runs along the north edge of the Everglades and lands you on Florida’s Gulf coast, and I-95 which goes up through Fort Lauderdale along the Atlantic and ultimately reaches Canada. Amtrak runs two lines from New York City to Miami which can be accessed through the terminus in the Miami suburb of Hialeah. There is now a new downtown station, phase 1 and 2 completed and phase 3 which will include the Amtrak line is planned to be completed by the summer of 2016.
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