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The city of Margate is located in Broward County, Florida. The city is situated about 12 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and 40 miles north of Miami.
History of Margate
Founded in the 1950s by Jack Marquese, Margate derived its name as a contraction of the name of its founder combined with the word "gate" (denoting its status as the "gateway" to western Broward County). Margate became a town in 1955 and was incorporated as a city in 1961. Originally planned for a population of 35,000, Margate today has a size more than 50% larger than its planned number and its population is still growing.