Highlands County, Florida

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Highlands County, Florida
Highlands Courthouse.jpg
Highlands County Courthouse
Seal of Highlands County, Florida
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Highlands 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 county's terrain
Seat Sebring
Largest city Sebring
Area
 • Total 1,106 sq mi (2,865 km2)
 • Land 1,017 sq mi (2,634 km2)
 • Water 89 sq mi (231 km2), 8.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 99,491
 • Density 97/sq mi (37/km2)
Congressional district 17th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.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.