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Sarasota, Florida

county seat of Sarasota County, Florida, United States

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").

Sarasota
Sarasota, as seen from John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, as seen from John Ringling Causeway
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: Coordinates: 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
Incorporated1902
Government
 • TypeCommission-Manager
 • MayorLou Ann Palmer
 • City ManagerRobert J. Bartolotta
Area
 • Total25.93 sq mi (67.2 km2)
 • Land14.89 sq mi (38.6 km2)
 • Water11.04 sq mi (28.6 km2)  42.58%
Elevation16 ft (7 m)
Population
 • Total52,715
 • Density3,539.8/sq mi (1,366.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
34230 - 34243
Area code(s)941
Websitehttp://www.sarasotagov.com
The John Ringling estate in Sarasota.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Florida by place Population, Housing Units, Area and Density:2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  2. "Sarasota, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  3. "Annual Estimates of the population for the Incorporated Places of Florida" (XLS). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-24.