Plant City (Florida)

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Coordinates 28°1′N 82°8′W
Country United States
State Florida
County Hillsborough
City Plant City
Elevation 128 ft (39 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP codes 33563-33567
Area code(s) 813
FIPS code 12-57550
GNIS feature ID 0289021
Government (Mayor) Rick A. Lott
Government (City Manager) Bill McDaniel
Government (Total) 29.12 sq mi (75.43 km2)
Government (Land) 28.19 sq mi (73.02 km2)
Government (Water) 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
Area (Total) 29.12 sq mi (75.43 km2)
Area (Land) 28.19 sq mi (73.02 km2)
Area (Water) 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 39,764
Population (2020) (Density) 1,410.42/sq mi (544.57/km2)

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Plant City is an incorporated city in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. The population was 39,764 at the 2020 census. Despite many thinking it was named for flora grown at plant nurseries (especially vegetables and fruits, as well as tropical houseplants) in its tropical Gulf Coast climate, it was named after prominent railroad developer Henry B. Plant (see Plant System). Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world and hosts the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in the late winter (usually in February or early March), which is attended by people from all over the United States as well as many people from around the world.

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