DeSoto County, Florida

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DeSoto County
DeSoto County Courthouse
DeSoto County Courthouse
Official seal of DeSoto County
Map of Florida highlighting DeSoto County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
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Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 27°11′N 81°49′W / 27.19°N 81.81°W / 27.19; -81.81
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedMay 19, 1887
Named forHernando de Soto
Largest cityArcadia
 • Total639 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Land637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2)  0.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density55/sq mi (21/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district17th

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.