Sarasota, Florida

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Sarasota
City
Sarasota, as seen from John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, as seen from John Ringling Causeway
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°20′14″N 82°32′7″W / 27.33722°N 82.53528°W / 27.33722; -82.53528Coordinates: 27°20′14″N 82°32′7″W / 27.33722°N 82.53528°W / 27.33722; -82.53528
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Sarasota
Incorporated 1902
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Lou Ann Palmer
 • City Manager Robert J. Bartolotta
Area[1]
 • Total 25.93 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Land 14.89 sq mi (38.6 km2)
 • Water 11.04 sq mi (28.6 km2)  42.58%
Elevation[2] 16 ft (7 m)
Population (1 July 2005)[3]
 • Total 52,715
 • Density 3,539.8/sq mi (1,366.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34230 - 34243
Area code(s) 941
Website http://www.sarasotagov.com
The John Ringling estate in Sarasota.

Sarasota is a city on the West coast of Florida, in the United States. It is the place where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has its home. In 2000, 52,715 people lived there (US. Census 2000). Many famous people have lived in the city, such as: Tom Cruise (actor), Brian Johnson (band singer), and Paul Reubens (the actor, "Pee-wee Herman").

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