Lake County, Florida

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Lake County, Florida
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Old Lake County Courthouse
Flag of Lake County, Florida
Seal of Lake County, Florida
Logo of Lake County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Lake County
Location in the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded May 27, 1887
Seat Tavares
Largest city Clermont
 • Total 1,157 sq mi (2,997 km2)
 • Land 938 sq mi (2,429 km2)
 • Water 219 sq mi (567 km2), 18.9%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 325,875
 • Density 317/sq mi (122/km2)
Congressional districts 6th, 11th, 15th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4

Lake County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on May 27, 1887. As of 2000, 210,528 people lived there. Lake County's seat is Tavares.

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