The city of Miami, Florida is positioned in the Atlantic shore in Southeastern Florida and is the county seat of Miami County. It’s the 43rd largest city by population in the United States, having a populace of about 400,000. It is the main and primary city in the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populated metropolis in the Southern U.S. after Washington, D.C. According to the Census Bureau, Miami’s metropolitan region is the 9th most populous and 5th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a populace of about 5.1 million people.

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, culture, commerce, media, and entertainment. In 2010, Miami was deemed as an Alpha-World City by the World Cities inventory. In 2012, Miami placed 8th in the U.S. in regards to culture, entertainment, and fashion. Miami was regarded as 31st amid worldwide cities. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked Miami as America’s Cleanest City for its very good air quality, clean drinking water and clean streets. As outlined by a 2012 UBS study of 75 worldwide cities, Miami was rated as the most wealthy city in the United States, and the world’s 5th-most wealthy city when it comes to buying power.