A spectacular photo of a storm approaching Cape Coral, Florida on Monday July 3, 2017 made Accuweather Photo of the Day on Monday, July 10, 2017.
The city of Cape Coral is located in southwest Florida near Fort Myers in Lee County with a shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico. Cape Coral was founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-planned community. Cape Coral grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010.
The city’s population estimate was 165,831 in 2013.
The city’s population estimate was 179,804 in 2016.
With an area of 120 square miles, Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. Cape Coral is a principal city in the Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population estimate for the statistical area was 679,513 for 2014.
The city is known as a “Waterfront Wonderland”, with over 400 miles of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city in the world.
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