About This Place
Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 29,639. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, Dania Jai-Alai. It is also the location for an amusement center named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), was home to the Pirate's World amusement park and home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
It was the first official city/municipality to be incorporated into Broward County dating back to the 1880s. Starting as a settlement called Modello, it was incorporated in November 1904. Most of the 35 residents were of Danish ancestry, and they changed the name of the town to Dania. In 1999, Dania formally changed its name to Dania Beach; however Dania is still commonly used to refer to the city.
In 2001, the city annexed several unincorporated areas of Broward County increasing the population by about 3,600 people.