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Cape Coral is located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico.
Founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-platted community, the city grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010.
The city is known as a 'Waterfront Wonderland', since with over 400 miles (640 km) of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city in the world.
The area averages 355 days of sunshine each year:-)
The city features a sandy beach and fishing pier on the Caloosahatchee River at the public Yacht Basin & Club.
Cape Coral is home to the expansive SunSplash Water Park, more than 30 recreational parks, and seven golf courses.
Cape Coral offers a variety of Gulf beaches in its immediate neighborhood, such as Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach.
The area is known by birding enthusiasts for a wide variety of wildlife and the largest population of burrowing owls in the state of Florida.
Cape Coral’s 400-mile (640 km) canal system provides many residents with waterfront living with access to the Gulf of Mexico via the broad Caloosahatchee River and Matlacha Pass.
The Parks and Recreation Department maintains three public boat launching facilities. The Gulf of Mexico provides access to smaller tropical islands, rookeries, and sports fishing grounds.
Several parks and ecological preserves allow observation of the local wildlife. Elevated nature trails wind through the mangroves at Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve.