About Pompano Beach, FL
Phonetic: Pompano - pɒmpənoʊ
Pompano Beach /pɒmpənoʊ ˈbiːtʃ/ is a city in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean just to the north of Fort Lauderdale. One of 33 municipalities sharing the Greater Fort Lauderdale banner.
Its name is derived from the Florida pompano (Trachinotus Carolinus), a fish found off the Atlantic coast. With a mild, yet rich flavor – it’s a popular fish dish.
The Pompano Beach city motto: Florida’s Warmest Welcome
Pompano Beach is located at 26°14′5″N 80°7′32″W / 26.23472°N 80.12556°W, (26.234659, -80.125615). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.15 square miles (57 km2), of which 20.55 square miles (53 km2) is land and 1.55 square miles (4 km2) (7.22%) is water.
Pompano Beach is in northeast Broward County along the Atlantic Ocean. It includes about 3 miles (5 km) of beachfront, extending from the intersection of State Road A1A and Terra Mar Drive on the South to the Hillsboro Inlet on the North.
Northeast neighbors: Hillsboro Beach and Lighthouse Point
North neighbors:Deerfield Beach
Southern Neighbor:Fort Lauderdale
Southeast neighbor: Lauderdale-by-the-Sea