Miami city is situated in United States of America’s state Florida. Miami is a seaport city on the Atlantic Ocean in South Florida. Miami’s metro area is the 8thmost populous and 4th largest urban area in United States having a population of about 5.5 million.
Miami is the major hub of art, culture, history, finance, commerce, media, entertainment and international trade. In 2012, Miami was ranked as an alpha world city in the world cities study group’s inventory. In 2009, according to the UBS study of 73 world cities Miami was declared as the richest city in the United States and as the world’s 5th richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is also often named as “Capital of Latin America”. It is the biggest city with a Cuban American plurality.
Largest concentration of international banks in United States is in downtown Miami. Many national and international companies are also located here. It is a major fulcrum for hospitals, medical centers, biotechnology industries and research institutes. Port of Miami which is also known as “Cruise Capital of the World” is ranked on the first being the best cruise passenger port in the world since two decades. This port is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.
Miami is rich in its culture and annual festivals like Calle Ocho festival and Carnival Miami surely depicts its thick culture. Miami is the center point of many amusing venues, theaters, museums, parks and performing art centers. The city has a great focus on music and rhythm and attracts a large number of singers, musicians, actors, dancers and orchestral players. Miami is also a main fashion spot and is home to models and many of the top modeling agencies in the world. The city has a pride to host many fashion events and shows including the Miami Fashion week and the Mercedes bens fashion week Miami.
As the city is also substantial in its history so it is the home to numerous museums, many of which are in Downtown Miami. These include Frost Art museum, History Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami Children’s museum, Miami Science museum and the Vizcaya museum and gardens.
Cuisine is also an important aspect of a nation’s culture to look upon. The cuisine of Miami has a heavy influence from Caribbean Cuisine and from Latin American Cuisine. By combining these two with American Cuisine it has got a unique South Florida style of cooking known as Floribbean Cuisine. In 1960’s, Cuban Immigrants brought here the Cuban Sandwich, Cuban Espresso, Medianoche and Croqutas which became awfully popular in Miami community and have become signs of the city’s divine cuisine. Now these meals are the part of local culture and can be found easily throughout the city’s restaurants, cafes and food points.
Miami’s tropical weather allows its people to wander around and to have outdoor activities. The city is blessed with several marinas, RIVERS, bays, canals and the Atlantic Ocean which make boating, sailing and fishing the most popular outdoor activities here which are surely loved by the people. The city has over and around 80 parks and gardens and its largest and most notorious parks are Bay-front Park and Bicentennial Park. Zoo Miami, Jungle Island, Miami Sea Aquarium, Coral castle, Monkey Jungle and Key Biscayne are the other popular cultural destinations in Miami.