Geography Of Miami

The city and its suburbs are situated on a vast plain bordered by the Biscayne Bay in the east and the Everglades in the west.

Geography Of Miami
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As revealed by various geological studies, the Miami area is placed on a surface bedrock called the Miami Limestone or Miami oolite, formed due to severe changes in the sea level caused by the ice ages. In most city neighborhoods, the elevation averages about 1.8m above sea level, with the highest natural point in the city being the Coconut Grove located along the Miami Rock Ridge at an elevation of 7.3m above sea level. The three counties of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade collectively make up the Miami Metropolitan Area, encompassing an urban area of 3,313 sq. km, making it one of the world's most populous urban agglomerations and 8th largest metropolitan area in the United States.