Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. It had a population of 55,001 in 2012. It is part of theMiami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city seceded from Pompano Beach in the 1960s. It is nicknamed Butterfly Capital of the World, because it is home to the world's largest butterfly aviary, Butterfly World, with over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies.
Coconut Creek is located at 26°16′30″N 80°11′5″W (26.275010, -80.184719). The city is in northern Broward County. It is bounded by unincorporated Palm Beach County on the north, by the cities of Parkland, Coral Springs and Margate on its west, by Deerfield Beach on its east, and by Pompano Beach on its east and southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, Coconut Creek has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31.1 km2). 11.9 square miles (30.7 km2) of it is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2) is water (1.21%).