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The population of Longboat Key is approximately 5,937 (1990), 6888 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3883 (2010).

The amount of land area in Longboat Key is 12.743 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 31.472 sq kilometers.
The distance from Longboat Key to Washington DC is 862 miles. The distance to the Florida state capital is 234 miles. (as the crow flies)
Longboat Key is positioned 27.38 degrees north of the equator and 82.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Longboat Key location: in the southern keys area of Florida.

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Longboat Key history:

Explorer, Hernando DeSoto and his scout, Juan Anasco, came through here in 1539, using their "longboat" as it went through the north pass. Much later, in 1891, Thomas Mann settled here on the north end receiving a homestead grant of 144 acres. One of his sons also received a grant of 144 acres on the south side.
The incorporation date of Longboat Key: November 14, 1955

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