DeSoto County, Florida

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DeSoto County, Florida
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DeSoto County Courthouse
Seal of DeSoto County, Florida
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedMay 19, 1887
Named forHernando de Soto
Largest cityArcadia
 • Total639 sq mi (1,655 km2)
 • Land637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)35,458
 • Density55/sq mi (21/km2)
Congressional district17th
Time zoneEastern: 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.