Hardee County, Florida

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Hardee County, Florida
Wauchula crths10.jpg
Hardee County Courthouse
Seal of Hardee County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Hardee 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 Cary A. Hardee
Seat Wauchula
Largest city Wauchula
Area
 • Total 638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Land 638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 27,502
 • Density 43/sq mi (17/km2)
Congressional district 17th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.hardeecounty.net

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.