Hendry County, Florida

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Hendry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 36,210. The U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimate for the county is 39,611 [1]. Its county seat is La Belle[1]. The county comprises the Clewiston, Florida, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Hendry County was created in 1923. It was named for Major Francis A. Hendry, one of the first settlers.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,190 square miles (3,082.1 km2), of which 1,153 square miles (2,986.3 km2) is land and 37 square miles (95.8 km2) (3.13%) is water.

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