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Broward County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2010, the
population was 1,748,066, making it the second-most
populous county in Florida and the 18th-most populous in the United States.
Broward County was created on April 30, 1915 from
Dade County and Palm Beach County. The county seat
is Fort Lauderdale. This county is named
for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (1857-1910), 19th Governor of Florida
from 1905 to 1909.
Broward County is part of the Miami Metropolitan Area.
It was named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Broward County was created in 1915. The county is named for Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. In 1915, Palm Beach County and Dade County contributed nearly equal portions of land to create Broward County. The county seat is Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Broward was formed from portions of Dade and Palm Beach Counties in 1915 and named for former Florida governor
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward.
In less than a century, a land "unfit for human habitation" has been turned in to the permanent home of over a million people and the winter residence of tens of thousands more.
In earlier times, it could not have happened. Today's Broward County is very much a product of the industrial age. The sun and sand and sea have been here for millennia, but the roads, railroads and seaport are new additions which have vastly transformed the area's landscape.
by BILL McGOUN
for the Broward County Historical Commission
As reported by the 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 county is located in southeast Florida. The urban area is
bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades
National Park to the west.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Broward County Schools currently has the sixth largest school district in the country and the second largest in the state after Dade.