Hardee County, Florida

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Hardee County, Florida
Wauchula crths10.jpg
Hardee County Courthouse
Seal of Hardee County, Florida
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedApril 23, 1921
Named forCary A. Hardee
Largest cityWauchula
 • Total638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Land638 sq mi (1,652 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)27,502
 • Density43/sq mi (17/km2)
Congressional district17th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

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.