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Fort Myers, Florida



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Location in Lee County, Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Coordinates: 26°37′N 81°50′W / 26.617°N 81.833°W / 26.617; -81.833Coordinates: 26°37′N 81°50′W / 26.617°N 81.833°W / 26.617; -81.833[1]
CountryUnited States
StateFlorida
CountyLee
FoundedMarch 24, 1886
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorRandy Henderson, Jr.
Area
 • Total48.97 sq mi (126.84 km2)
 • Land39.78 sq mi (103.02 km2)
 • Water9.20 sq mi (23.82 km2)
Elevation10 ft (3 m)
Population
 • Total62,298
 • Estimate 
(2016)
77,146
 • Density1,939.46/sq mi (748.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
33900-33999
FIPS code12-24125[4]
GNIS feature ID0282700[3]
Websitecityftmyers.com

Fort Myers is a city of Florida in the United States. It is the commercial center of Lee County, Florida.

On August 13, 2004, Fort Myers was hit hard by Hurricane Charley.

References

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. https://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. https://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/2016_Gazetteer/2016_gaz_place_12.txt. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/IPE120213/1224125. Retrieved 2008-01-31.