Cape Coral
a city in SE Florida. 32,103.

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      city, Lee county, southwestern Florida, U.S. It is situated on a broad peninsula pointing southward, with Fort Myers just to the northeast across the estuary of the Caloosahatchee River and Pine Island (and the Gulf of Mexico beyond) to the west across the strait known as Matlacha Pass. Created as a planned community and first settled in 1958, the city was incorporated in 1970. Its population has grown rapidly and surpassed that of neighbouring Fort Myers during the 1980s.

      The city is largely residential, with many retirees, and its population swells during the winter months with part-time residents from the North. There is some light industry, and fishing is important. The city's tourist and recreational facilities include the Children's Science Center, a yacht club, golf courses, parks, and some 400 miles (650 km) of freshwater and saltwater canals. Sanibel Island, a popular tourist area, is just to the southwest. Matlacha Pass National Wildlife Refuge and the state's Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve encompass the strait and surrounding shorelines. Pop. (1990) city, 74,991; Fort Myers–Cape Coral MSA, 335,113; (2000) city, 102,286; Fort Myers–Cape Coral MSA, 440,888.

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