Highlands County, Florida

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Highlands County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the population was 97,346.[1] Its county seat is Sebring, Florida.[2] The county comprises the Sebring, Florida, Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Highlands County was created in 1921, when it was separated from Desoto County. It was named for the terrain of the county.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,106.28 square miles (2,865.3 km2). 1,028.27 square miles (2,663.2 km2) of it is land and 78.01 square miles (202.0 km2) of it (7.05%) is water.[3]

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