Leon County, Florida

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Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. Its population in July 2008 was estimated to be about 264,000.[1] The principal place in Leon County is Tallahassee, the county seat and state capital. The county seat is home to two of Florida's major public universities, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. Leon County residents have the highest average level of education among Florida's 67 counties.[2]

The county forms the nucleus of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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