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Leon County, Florida

US county information
NameLeon County
Largest cityTallahassee
US Area
Total Area701.78 sq mi (1817.6 km2)
Land Area666.74 sq mi (1726.9 km2)
Water Area35.04 sq mi (90.8 km2)
Population275487 (2010)
Density159.51/km2 (413.1/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 29, 1824
Named forJuan Ponce de León

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Leon County is a county located in the state of Florida, named after the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. At the 2010 Census, the population was 275,487. The county seat of Leon County is Tallahassee which also serves as the state capital. The county seat is home to two of Florida's major public universities, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. Leon County residents have the highest average level of education among Florida's 67 counties.

The county forms the nucleus of the Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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