Miami is a port city located in southeastern Florida, United States, around the Miami River, between the Everglades and the Atlantic Atlantic. It is the county seat of Miami-Dade, and therefore, the main, most central and most populous city of the Miami Metropolitan Area. It was founded on July 28, 1896, and as of 2014 it has a population of 417,650. Its metropolitan area encompasses more than 5.4 million inhabitants, which makes it the seventh largest in the United States. It is a global city of importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade.