Highlands County, Florida

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Highlands County
Highlands County Courthouse
Highlands County Courthouse
Official seal of Highlands County
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Highlands 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°20′N 81°20′W / 27.34°N 81.34°W / 27.34; -81.34
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 23, 1921
Named forcounty's terrain
SeatSebring
Largest citySebring
Area
 • Total1,106 sq mi (2,860 km2)
 • Land1,017 sq mi (2,630 km2)
 • Water89 sq mi (230 km2)  8.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
99,491
 • Density97/sq mi (37/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district17th
Websitewww.hcbcc.net

Highlands County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. Highlands County was created in 1921, when it was separated from DeSoto County. The county seat is Sebring. Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is in the county.