Highlands County, Florida

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Highlands County, Florida
Highlands Courthouse.jpg
Highlands County Courthouse
Seal of Highlands 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 forcounty's terrain
Largest citySebring
 • Total1,106 sq mi (2,865 km2)
 • Land1,017 sq mi (2,634 km2)
 • Water89 sq mi (231 km2), 8.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)99,491
 • Density97/sq mi (37/km2)
Congressional district17th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

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.