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LOCATION: 201 S.E. 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
PHONE: (954) 831-6565
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Broward County was created in 1915. It was 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. By the 1960s, Broward County was considered a leader in agriculture products and services within the State of Florida. The massive buildup of the South Florida region since the mid 1970s transformed the region, evidenced by the closure of the last major agriculture center within the county (Waldrep Dairy Farm) in 2003. It was one of the counties at the center of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election recount controversy. In 2002, it began an aggressive campaign of placing surveillance cameras along highways and traffic lights. Critics contend the cameras violate drivers' due process rights and two separate lawsuits have been filed over their use, one in Aventura filed in February, and one in Temple Terrace near Tampa, filed at the end of July.

Broward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 2,025,721; this makes it the second most populated county in the state. According to 2007 U.S. Census estimates, its population has increased to 1,759,591. Its county seat is Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is also the sixteenth most populous county in the US. Broward County is one of three counties that comprise the South Florida metropolitan area
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  1. Population Estimates
  2. Find a County National Association of Counties.
  3. Notes on Florida Geography, Florida International University
  4. American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau.
  5. Demographics of Broward County, FL.