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Alachua County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Alachua County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Founded February 29, 1824
Seat Gainesville
Largest City Gainesville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

969 sq mi (2,510 km²)
874 sq mi (2,264 km²)
95 sq mi (246 km²), 9.8%
 - (2000)
 - Density

246/sq mi (94.93/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Chua (Timucuan word for "sinkhole")

Alachua County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on February 29, 1824. As of 2000, the population is 217,955. Alachua County's seat is Gainesville.

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