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About Broward County Florida
Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, Broward Counties population was 1,623,018; this made Broward County FL the second most populated county in the state of Florida. According to 2008 U.S. Census estimates Broward County population has increased to 1,751,234. Broward Counties county seat is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Did you Know Broward County (16) sixteenth most populous county in the United States?
Broward County FL Points of interest
Broward Florida boasts some of the most notable attractions. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located in Ft.
Broward County FL Physical Geography
Broward County Florida is close to sea level in elevation averaging about 6 feet above sea level. It is rather new geologically and located at the eastern edge of the Florida Platform, a carbonate plateau created millions of years ago. Broward County Florida is composed of Oolite limestone while western Broward is composed mostly of Bryozoa. Broward is among the last areas of Florida to be created and populated with fauna and flora, mostly in the Pleistocene. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,320 square miles (3,418 km²).Approximately two-thirds—847 square miles (2,194 km²) -- of the county's area lies in an undeveloped Everglades conservation area. 1,205 square miles (3,122 km²) of the county's area is land and 114 square miles (296 km²) of it is water. The total area is 8.66% water. Broward approved the construction of Osborne Reef, an artificial reef made of tires off the Fort Lauderdale beach, but it has proven an environmental disaster.Broward County History
Broward County FL History
Broward County Florida was created back in 1915. It was named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. In 1915, Palm Beach County and Miami Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create Broward County. By the 1960s, Broward County Florida was considered a leader in agriculture products and services within the State of Florida. The massive buildup of the South Florida region since the mid 1970s transformed the south Florida region, evidenced by the closure of the last major agriculture center within the county (Waldrep Dairy Farm) in 2003. Broward County was one of the counties at the center of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election recount controversy. In 2002 Broward County it began an aggressive campaign of placing surveillance cameras along highways and traffic lights. Critics contend the cameras violate drivers' due process rights and two separate lawsuits have been filed over their use, one in Aventura filed in February, and one in Temple Terrace near Tampa, filed at the end of July.
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