Okeechobee County, Florida

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Okeechobee County
County
County of Okeechobee
The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in Okeechobee
The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in Okeechobee
Official seal of Okeechobee County
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Okeechobee 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°23′N 80°53′W / 27.39°N 80.89°W / 27.39; -80.89
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedMay 8, 1917
Named forLake Okeechobee
SeatOkeechobee
Largest cityOkeechobee
Area
 • Total892 sq mi (2,310 km2)
 • Land769 sq mi (1,990 km2)
 • Water123 sq mi (320 km2)  13.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
39,469
 • Density52/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
34972, 34973, 34974
Area code863; 941
Congressional district17th
Websitewww.co.okeechobee.fl.us

Okeechobee County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on May 8, 1917. As of 2008, 40,334 people lived there. Okeechobee County's seat is Okeechobee.

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