is a city in DeSoto County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,604 as of the 2000 census. According to the U.S Census estimates of 2005, the city grew to 7,151. It is the county seat of DeSoto County; it is also DeSoto County's only incorporated community. The city was devastated by Hurricane Charley on Friday, August 13, 2004.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.5 km² (4.0 sq mi). 4.0 square miles (10.5 km²) of it is land and 0.25% is water.