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Alachua County, Florida

Alachua County Florida
US county information
NameAlachua County
StateFlorida
SeatGainesville
Largest cityGainesville
US Area
Total Area969.12 sq mi (2510 km2)
Land Area874.25 sq mi (2264.3 km2)
Water Area94.88 sq mi (245.7 km2)
Population247336 (2010)
Density109.2/km2 (282.91/sq mi)
Named forChua (Timucuan word for "sinkhole")
Time zoneEastern

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Alachua County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 227,120. Its county seat is Gainesville, Florida . Alachua County is the home of the University of Florida and is also known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans. Much of its economy revolves around the university.


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