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Sarasota, as seen from John Ringling Causeway
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 27°20′14″N 82°32′7″W / 27.33722°N 82.53528°W / 27.33722; -82.53528Coordinates: 27°20′14″N 82°32′7″W / 27.33722°N 82.53528°W / 27.33722; -82.53528
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Sarasota
Incorporated 1902
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Lou Ann Palmer
 • City Manager Robert J. Bartolotta
 • Total 25.93 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Land 14.89 sq mi (38.6 km2)
 • Water 11.04 sq mi (28.6 km2)  42.58%
Elevation[2] 16 ft (7 m)
Population (1 July 2005)[3]
 • Total 52,715
 • Density 3,539.8/sq mi (1,366.7/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34230 - 34243
Area code(s) 941
The John Ringling estate in Sarasota.

Sarasota is a city on the West coast of Florida, in the United States. It is the place where the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has its home. In 2000, 52,715 people lived there (US. Census 2000). Many famous people have lived in the city, such as: Tom Cruise (actor), Brian Johnson (band singer), and Paul Reubens (the actor, "Pee-wee Herman").

Twin towns