Leon County, Florida

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Leon County, Florida
Leon County Courthouse (looking at SW corner).JPG
Leon County Courthouse
Flag of Leon County, Florida
Seal of Leon County, Florida
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 29, 1824
Named forJuan Ponce de León
Largest cityTallahassee
 • Total702 sq mi (1,818 km2)
 • Land667 sq mi (1,728 km2)
 • Water35 sq mi (91 km2), 5.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)287,822
 • Density413.1/sq mi (159.51/km2)
Congressional districts2nd, 5th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

Leon County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. It was formed on December 29, 1824. As of 2008, 264,063 people lived there. Leon County's seat is Tallahassee.

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