DeSoto County, Florida

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DeSoto County, Florida
Arcadia Hist Dist crths06.jpg
DeSoto County Courthouse
Seal of DeSoto County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting DeSoto County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded May 19, 1887
Named for Hernando de Soto
Seat Arcadia
Largest city Arcadia
 • Total 639 sq mi (1,655 km2)
 • Land 637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 35,458
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km2)
Congressional district 17th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4

DeSoto County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 32,209 people lived there. DeSoto County was formed in 1887.