Charlotte County, Florida

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Charlotte County, Florida
Charlotte County
Punta Gorda, FL, Courthouse, Charlotte County, 04-18-2010 (1).JPG
The Charlotte County Courthouse at Punta Gorda in April 2010.
Seal of Charlotte County, Florida
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedApril 23, 1921
Named forCharlotte Harbor
SeatPunta Gorda
Largest communityPort Charlotte
 • Total858 sq mi (2,222 km2)
 • Land680 sq mi (1,761 km2)
 • Water178 sq mi (461 km2), 20.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)173,115
 • Density235/sq mi (91/km2)
Congressional district17th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

Charlotte County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 141,627 people lived there. Charlotte County was formed on April 23, 1921.