Polk City, Florida

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Polk City is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,516 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,515.[3] It is part of the LakelandWinter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. Polk City was incorporated in 1925 and, like the county, is named after James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States.

Polk City is governed by a five-person council who elect a mayor and vice mayor from their membership.[4]

The fictional Orlampa, Florida is in Polk City, the eccentric mayor of Orlampa is Kermit Weeks.[citation needed]


Geography and climate

Polk City is located at 28°10′48″N 81°49′35″W / 28.18°N 81.82639°W / 28.18; -81.82639 (28.180052, -81.826318)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²), all land. Polk City is located within the Central Florida Highlands area of the Atlantic coastal plain with a terrain consisting of flatland interspersed with gently rolling hills.[6] The area where Polk City is located contains the highest elevations of the Floridan Aquifer.[citation needed]

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