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About Clearwater

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General Questions

Q: Where is Clearwater?

A: Clearwater is located in Pinellas County on the west coast of Florida in the US. We are on the Pinellas Peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Tampa Bay on the east. Clearwater's geographic location is latitude 27.57 N and longitude 82.48 W.

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Q: When was Clearwater incorporated?

A: The City of Clearwater was incorporated on May 27, 1915. For more information about Clearwater's history, please visit the Area History page.

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Q: How can I find out about events and activities in the Clearwater Area?

A: The City maintains a Clearwater Events Calendar that lists hundreds of events in Clearwater and the surrounding communities. Please see our Residents section for local activities and community resources, or our Visitors section for local entertainment information.

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