Sarasota County, Florida

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Sarasota County, Florida
County
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Seal of Sarasota County, Florida
Seal
Logo of Sarasota County, Florida
Logo
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedMay 14, 1921
SeatSarasota
Largest cityNorth Port
Area
 • Total725 sq mi (1,878 km2)
 • Land556 sq mi (1,440 km2)
 • Water169 sq mi (438 km2), 23.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)419,119
 • Density578/sq mi (223/km2)
ZIP Code(s)34223, 34229–34278, 34284–34289, 34292, 34293, 34295
Area code(s)941
Congressional districts16th, 17th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.scgov.net

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.