Quick Facts:

  • Broward County was named after Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, the Governor of Florida from 1905 to 1909. The County was created in 1915 out of parts of Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
  • The City of Fort Lauderdale is the county seat, and the county has a total of 31 incorporated communities.
  • In 2010 the County had a population of 1,748,066 people, making it the second-most populous county in Florida.
  • Broward County is over 1300 square miles, with 24 miles of ocean coastline.
  • Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” for its extensive system of inland waterways.