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
Map of Florida highlighting Charlotte County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded April 23, 1921
Named for Charlotte Harbor
Seat Punta Gorda
Largest community Port Charlotte
 • Total 858 sq mi (2,222 km2)
 • Land 680 sq mi (1,761 km2)
 • Water 178 sq mi (461 km2), 20.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 173,115
 • Density 235/sq mi (91/km2)
Congressional district 17th
Time zone Eastern: 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.