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Lee County, Florida

US county information
NameLee County
StateFlorida
SeatFort Myers
US Area
Total Area1212.89 sq mi (3141.4 km2)
Land Area803.63 sq mi (2081.4 km2)
Water Area408.26 sq mi (1057.4 km2)
Population618754 (2010)
Density297.1/km2 (769.5/sq mi)
FoundedMay 12, 1873

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Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. Located in southwest Florida, the principal cities in the county are Fort Myers (the county seat) and Cape Coral (the county's most populous municipality). In 2003 the population of the county was 586,908.

The county is coextensive with the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) designated by the Office of Management and Budget and used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The MSA was first defined as the Fort Myers, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area in 1973. In 1981 Cape Coral was added as a principal city, and the MSA was renamed the Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Florida Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1983, the name was changed to Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1990 it became the Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2003 the name was changed to its present form.

The area has been represented in the United States House of Representatives by Connie Mack IV since January 2005.


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