Hardee County, Florida

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Hardee County
Hardee County Courthouse
Hardee County Courthouse
Official seal of Hardee County
Map of Florida highlighting Hardee County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 27°29′N 81°49′W / 27.49°N 81.81°W / 27.49; -81.81
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 23, 1921
Named forCary A. Hardee
Largest cityWauchula
 • Total638 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density43/sq mi (17/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district17th

Hardee County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 26,938 people lived there. Hardee County was formed in 1921.