Alachua County, Florida

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Alachua County
Alachua County Courthouse
Alachua County Courthouse
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Map of Florida highlighting Alachua County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
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Coordinates: 29°41′N 82°22′W / 29.68°N 82.37°W / 29.68; -82.37
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedFebruary 29, 1824
Named forAlachua (Timucuan word for "sinkhole")
SeatGainesville
Largest cityGainesville
Area
 • Total969 sq mi (2,510 km2)
 • Land875 sq mi (2,270 km2)
 • Water94 sq mi (240 km2)  9.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
263,496
 • Density301/sq mi (116/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.alachuacounty.us

Alachua County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on February 29, 1824. As of 2000, the population is 217,955. Alachua County's seat is Gainesville.

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