Fort Lauderdale, Florida
City
City of Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Flag of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Official seal of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Nickname(s): Venice of America
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Fort Lauderdale is located in Florida
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
Location in Florida and the United States
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Coordinates: 26°8′N 80°9′W
Country United States of America
State Florida
CountyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
EstablishedMarch 27, 1911
Government
 • TypeCommission-Manager
 • MayorDean Trantalis (D)
 • Vice MayorRobert L. McKinzie[1]
 • CommissionersHeather Moraitis, Steven Glassman, Ben Sorensen [2]
 • City ManagerLee R. Feldman[3]
 • City ClerkArleen Gross[4]
Area[5]
 • City36.31 sq mi (94.05 km2)
 • Land34.62 sq mi (89.67 km2)
 • Water1.69 sq mi (4.37 km2)  9.87%
Elevation[6]9 ft (2.75 m)
Population (2010)
 • City165,521
 • Estimate (2016)[7]178,752
 • Density5,162.81/sq mi (1,993.39/km2)
 • Metro5,762,717 (US: 8th)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes33301, 33304-33306, 33308-33309, 33312-33313, 33315-33316, 33334, 33394[8]
Area code(s)754954
FIPS code12-24000
GNIS feature ID0282693[9]
Websitewww.fortlauderdale.gov