Charlotte County, Florida

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Charlotte County
Charlotte County
The Charlotte County Courthouse at Punta Gorda in April 2010.
The Charlotte County Courthouse at Punta Gorda in April 2010.
Official seal of Charlotte County
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Charlotte County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 26°54′N 81°57′W / 26.9°N 81.95°W / 26.9; -81.95
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 23, 1921
Named forCharlotte Harbor
SeatPunta Gorda
Largest communityPort Charlotte
Area
 • Total858 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Land680 sq mi (1,800 km2)
 • Water178 sq mi (460 km2)  20.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
173,115
 • Density235/sq mi (91/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district17th
Websitewww.charlottecountyfl.gov

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.