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Highlands County, Florida
Seal of Highlands County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Highlands County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 23, 1921
Seat Sebring
Largest City Sebring
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,106 sq mi (2,865 km²)
1,017 sq mi (2,634 km²)
89 sq mi (231 km²), 8.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

99,491
97/sq mi (37/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.hcbcc.net
Named for: county's terrain

Highlands County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. Highlands County was created in 1921, when it was separated from DeSoto County. The county seat is Sebring. Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is in the county.