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Want to go on a holiday trip to some sunny and lively place, look no further than Hollywood, Florida. It is a city with buzzing nightlife, sunny skies, eclectic shopping, ambrosial food and wonderful sightseeing options. This place will give you myriad of reasons to fall head over heels. That being said, the city also has a few quirky facts that many of you may not be aware of and these facts add to the reasons of travelling to Hollywood, Florida. Read below these interesting and important facts that will persuade you to visit Hollywood very soon.  

Did you know Hollywood
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  • Hollywood is located in the southeastern Broward County, FL, USA.
  • It is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Florida. 
  • It lies between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
  • It ranks twelfth position in terms of population in the U.S. state of Florida with a population of about 146,526 (Census 2013).
  • It is bounded by Dania Beach and Fort Lauderdale to the north, Cooper City and Davie to the northwest, Pembroke Pines to the west, Miramar to the southwest; and West Park, Hallandale Beach and Pembroke Park to the south. 
  • The ethnic composition in Hollywood includes- White-72.7%, Black or African American-16.7%,  Hispanic or Latino-32.6%, Asian-2.4%, Native American or Native Alaskan-0.4%,  Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian-0.1%, two or more races-3.2%, and some other race-4.5%.
  • The city is home to a large percentage of Cuban and Colombian population.
  • About 27% of the residents of Hollywood are aged 55 and above; 30% in the range of 45 and 54l and 31% in the range of 25 and 44.
  • In 1925, Hollywood was founded.
  • It was named after the founder of the city- Joseph Wesley Young.
  • In 1925, the city was majorly damaged due to Miami Hurricane.
  • Hollywood follows a Commission-Manager type of government
  • HEICO, the aerospace and electronics company is headquartered in Hollywood, FL.
  • The manufacturer of timepiece and writing instruments- the Invicta Watch Group has its headquarters in Hollywood since 1991.
  • The top  5 employers in Hollywood (as per the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2011) are Memorial Healthcare System, The Continental Group, City of Hollywood, Diplomat Resort & Spa Hollywood, and Memorial Regional Hospital South.
  • Hollywood is nicknamed as the “Diamond of the Gold Coast”.
  • The Joseph Young Mansion, a Mediterranean-style house on the Hollywood Blvd is one of the Hollywood’s oldest houses. It was built in 1921.
  • The city is home to Hollywood Beach which has been voted as one of the “Best Beaches for Families” by Travel Guide of Fodor’s (2009).
  • Fort-Lauderdale- Pompano Beach-Hollywood, Florida has been positioned seventh in the list of the “Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in the USA” in the category ‘large cities’ by the Inc. Magazine (2004). 
  • Hollywood has been a part of several television series like- the ‘Hollywood Squares’, a game show taped a few episodes at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood in 1987; “Big Time in Hollywood”, an American comedy series is shot in Hollywood.
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