Sarasota and the surrounding barrier islands of Longboat Key, Lido Key, Manasota Key, and Siesta Key help create a fun place to live and vacation in Manatee County.
The county seat in Manatee County is Bradenton Florida.
Venice Florida is in Manatee County and is nicknamed the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World” because of the fossilized shark’s teeth that can be found on its coastal shores.
Anna Maria Island is another popular destination with its white sandy beaches, great weather, and spectacular sunsets, the island is called the “Wedding Capital of Florida.”
Manatee County Table of Contents
Manatee County Map
According to the U.S. Census, Manatee County has a total of 893 square miles (741 is land and 152 is water.) The estimated population of Manatee County as of 2008 was 315,766 people.
This map of Manatee County, FL shows Bradenton on the north side of the county, Venice to the south and the islands of Long Boat Key and Siesta Key on the western border of Manatee County on the Gulf of Mexico.
Manatee County is about 30 miles south of Tampa and is bordered by five Florida counties:
- Hillsborough County to its North
- Polk County to its Northeast
- Hardee County to its East
- De Soto County to its Southeast
- Sarasota County to its South
Area Codes and Zip Codes for Manatee County
The area code for Manatee County is 941.
Cities in Manatee County Florida
Incorporated Cities in Manatee County, FL
- City of Anna Maria
- City of Bradenton
- City of Bradenton Beach
- City of Holmes Beach
- Town of Longboat Key
- City of Palmetto
Unincorporated Cities and Towns
Other unincorporated places