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Miami, USA

10 months ago
Written by Ronald Toppe
Ports > Miami, USA

Miami, USA

10 months agoPorts
Written by Ronald Toppe
Miami Foto: Ronald Toppe

Statsraad Lehmkuhl visits Miami December 7-10 2021

Miami is a fairly ordinary American city, with a down town characterized by skyscrapers, offices and traffic. The city is an important financial and trade center, and is one of the cities with the most banks in the entire United States.

Miami Photo: Ronald Toppe
Miami Photo: Ronald Toppe

The main reason tourists visit Miami is because they are going on a cruise. The city is the world's largest cruise port and many of the cruise lines have their headquarters here.

Miami Beach

But what about the beaches, the Art Deco facades, and the little cafes?

They have a sense of style in Miami. Photo: Ronald Toppe
They have a sense of style in Miami. Photo: Ronald Toppe

They are located in Miami Beach, a small town on a long sandbank facing the sea a few kilometers east of Miami. In the strait between the cities, several artificial small islands have been built, where you will find some of the most expensive homes in the entire United States.

South Beach in Miami Beach Photo: Ronald Toppe
South Beach in Miami Beach Photo: Ronald Toppe

Miami was founded in 1896, when the Florida East Coast Railway was built. The small railway town grew strongly in the 1920s. The population increased from just a few thousand at the turn of the century, to 250,000 in 1950. Now 470,000 people live there.

Miami Photo: Ronald Toppe
Miami Photo: Ronald Toppe

Almost 70 percent of the inhabitants speak Spanish. After the Cuba revolution in 1959, many Cubans moved to Miami, and the Cuban exiles have their own neighborhood, Little Havana.

Normal maximum temperature in December: 24,5 ℃
Normal precipitation in December: 57 mm

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