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Where is Hillsborough County located?

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Hillsborough County is located in Florida. This county, which encompasses a total area of 1,072 square miles, ranks as the state's fourth most populous, based on the 2010 United States census.

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Hillsborough County is situated halfway along the western portion of Florida's coastline. This county has jurisdiction over 1,048 square miles of land and 24 square miles of inland water. Tampa, which is the largest city, functions as the administrative center. Tampa is also among the three incorporated cities in Hillsborough, which also include Plant City and Temple Terrace.

Hillsborough can be accessed through the major interstates and highways traversing the county. These include Interstates 4, 75 and 275, Federal Routes 41, 92 and 301 and State Routes 60, 580, 589 and 618.

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