Miami is located in southeastern Florida, along the Atlantic coast. The city is situated on flatland that stretches between Biscayne Bay and the Florida Everglades, spanning an area of 55.27 square miles.
Miami's position along the Atlantic coast means that it is home to many beaches. The city has one of the largest populations in the U.S. In 2013, Miami was home to a population of 417,460 residents. Despite the large population, Miami is one of the smallest major cities in the U.S., with an approximate land area of 35 square miles. Most fliers into the city pass through the Miami International Airport, which caters to over 35 million passengers every year. Other popular airports serving the city include the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Kennedy International Airport.