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Fort Lauderdale

(lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole WarSeminole War,
in U.S. history, armed conflict between the U.S. government and the Seminoles. In 1832 the U.S. government signed a treaty with the Seminoles, who lived in Florida, providing for their removal to Oklahoma in 1835 in exchange for a small sum of money.
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, inc. 1911. On the New River and a navigable canal to Lake OkeechobeeOkeechobee, Lake
, c.700 sq mi (1,810 sq km), SE Fla., N of the Everglades; third largest freshwater lake and fourth largest lake wholly within the United States. It is c.35 mi (60 km) long and up to 25 mi (40 km) wide, with a maximum depth of 15 ft (4.6 m).
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, the city is interwoven with more than 270 mi (435 km) of natural and artificial waterways. It has one of the largest marinas in the world and one of the most popular beaches in the country; tourism and recreation are economic mainstays. The city's manufactures include boats and yachts, and there is a wide variety of small businesses. A large retired community is there. Among Fort Lauderdale institutions are the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Nova Southeastern Univ., and a campus of Florida Metropolitan Univ. Nearby Port Everglades is a major artificial port with heavy passenger and freight traffic.
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Fort Lauderdale

 

a city in the southeastern USA, in the state of Florida. Population, 155,000 (1975; with suburbs, 850,000). Fort Lauderdale is a port on the Atlantic Ocean. Industry, which employs 27,000 persons (1974), includes food processing, woodworking, and the production of electronics equipment and consumer goods. Commercial fishing is also part of the city’s economy. Fort Lauderdale is a popular resort.

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