Sarasota County, Florida

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Sarasota County
Sarasota County Courthouse in June 2011
Official seal of Sarasota County
Official logo of Sarasota County
Map of Florida highlighting Sarasota 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°11′N 82°22′W / 27.19°N 82.37°W / 27.19; -82.37
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedMay 14, 1921
Largest cityNorth Port
 • Total725 sq mi (1,880 km2)
 • Land556 sq mi (1,440 km2)
 • Water169 sq mi (440 km2)  23.4%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density578/sq mi (223/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
34223, 34229–34278, 34284–34289, 34292, 34293, 34295
Area code(s)941
Congressional districts16th, 17th

Sarasota County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, 325,957 people lived there. Sarasota County was created in 1921.