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Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Sarasota
Incorporated 1902
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Lou Ann Palmer
 • City Manager Robert J. Bartolotta
Area
 • 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 16 ft (7 m)
Population
 • Total 52,715
 • Density 3,539.8/sq mi (1,366.7/km2)
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

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