Dania Beach, Florida

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Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of 1 July 2006, the city's population was estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau at 28,831.[2] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[4] Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, Dania Jai-Alai.[5] It is also the location for an amusement center named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), and home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.

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History

It was the first official city/municipality to be incorporated into Broward County dating back to the 1880s. Starting as a settlement called Modello, it was incorporated in November 1904. Most of the 35 residents were of Danish ancestry, and they changed the name of the town to Dania. In 1999, Dania formally changed its name to Dania Beach; however Dania is still commonly used to refer to the city.

In 2001, the city annexed several unincorporated areas of Broward County increasing the population by about 3,600 people.

Geography

Dania Beach is located at 26°03′18″N 80°09′11″W / 26.054916°N 80.153119°W / 26.054916; -80.153119. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.31 square miles (16 km2). 6.09 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and .22 square miles (1 km2) of it (3.49%) is water.[1]

Dania Beach is adjacent to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.[6]

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