Population percent change 2000 to 2010 +10.2% +10.8% +17.6%, See also: Environmental issues in Florida, ?SF ?F? F?S ??? In Florida each county is also a school district Miami-Dade County Public Schools is operated by an independently elected School Board a professional Superintendent of Schools appointed by the School Board manages the district's day-to-day operations as of 2014 the Miami-Dade County Public School District is the fourth-largest public school district in the nation with almost 360,000 students. The metropolitan areas of Miami Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are located on a rise in elevation along the eastern coast of Florida called the Eastern Coastal Ridge that was formed as waves compressed ooids into a single formation Along the western border of the Big Cypress Swamp is the Immokolee Ridge (or Immokolee Rise) a slight rise of compressed sand that divides the runoff between the Caloosahatchee River and the Big Cypress This slight rise in elevation on both sides of the Everglades creates a basin and forces water that overflows Lake Okeechobee to creep toward the southwest Under both the Miami Limestone formation and the Fort Thompson limestone lies the Biscayne Aquifer a surface aquifer that serves as the Miami metropolitan area's fresh water source Rainfall and stored water in the Everglades replenish the Biscayne Aquifer directly, After the Second Seminole War ended in 1842 Fitzpatrick's nephew William English re-established the plantation in Miami He charted the "Village of Miami" on the south bank of the Miami River and sold several plots of land When English died in California in 1852 his plantation died with him.
. 4.1 Miami dialect West Park 8.1 Fire stations Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Downtown Miami. . . Map showing 5 circles the first is between western Australia and eastern Africa the second is between eastern Australia and western South America the third is between Japan and western North America Of the two in the Atlantic one is in hemisphere, National Hurricane Center/National Weather Service 1995. Lamme and Oldakowski's survey also found some cultural indicators distinguishing South Florida South Florida is the only region of the state where ethnic foods are as popular as general American cuisine Additionally while there was little geographical variation for most styles of music there was regional variation for both country and Latin music Country was significantly less popular in South Florida than in North or Central Florida while Latin was more popular than in the other regions. .