Miami is a major center and leader in finance commerce culture media entertainment the arts and international trade the metro area is by far the largest urban economy in Florida and the 12th largest in the United States with a GDP of $344.9 billion as of 2017 in 2018 Miami was classified as an Alpha level global city by the GaWC in 2019 Miami ranked seventh in the United States and 31st among global cities in terms of business activity human capital information exchange cultural experience and political engagement According to a 2018 UBS study of 77 world cities the city was ranked as the third-richest in the United States and the eighth-richest in the world in terms of purchasing power Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America" and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality. . ; .
. . School of Computing and Information Sciences Population density 11,135.9/sq mi 1,315.5/sq mi 350.6/sq mi Contents. Salinity 1870 85 2.4% In Miami-Dade County and Broward County and areas nearby a unique dialect commonly called the "Miami dialect" is widely spoken the dialect developed among second- or third-generation Hispanics including Cuban-Americans whose first language was English (though some non-Hispanic white black and other races who were born and raised in Miami-Dade tend to adopt it as well.) It is based on a fairly standard American accent but with some changes very similar to dialects in the Mid-Atlantic (especially the New York area dialect Northern New Jersey English and New York Latino English.) Unlike Virginia Piedmont Coastal Southern American and Northeast American dialects and Florida Cracker dialect (see section below) "Miami accent" is rhotic; it also incorporates a rhythm and pronunciation heavily influenced by Spanish (wherein rhythm is syllable-timed) However this is a native dialect of English not learner English or interlanguage; it is possible to differentiate this variety from an interlanguage spoken by second-language speakers in that "Miami accent" does not generally display the following features: there is no addition of /?/ before initial consonant clusters with /s/ speakers do not confuse of /d?/ with /j/ (e.g Yale with jail) and /r/ and /rr/ are pronounced as alveolar approximant [?] instead of alveolar tap [?] or alveolar trill [r] in Spanish, She tried to persuade railroad magnate Henry Flagler to expand his rail line the Florida East Coast Railway southward to the area but he initially declined in December 1894 Florida was struck by a freeze that destroyed virtually the entire citrus crop in the northern half of the state a few months later on the night of February 7 1895 the northern part of Florida was hit by another freeze that wiped out the remaining crops and the new trees Unlike most of the rest of the state the Miami area was unaffected Tuttle wrote to Flagler again asking him to visit the area and to see it for himself Flagler sent James E Ingraham to investigate and he returned with a favorable report and a box of orange blossoms to show that the area had escaped the frost Flagler followed up with his own visit and concluded at the end of his first day that the area was ripe for expansion He made the decision to extend his railroad to Miami and build a resort hotel. . .