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West Central Florida is in the state of Florida in the United States. It includes Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties, therefore including the Tampa area, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the state.


Map of West Central Florida

  Citrus County
  Hernando County
  Hillsborough County
  Manatee County
  Pasco County
  Pinellas County
  Polk County
  Sumter County


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By plane[edit]

The largest airport in the region is Tampa International Airport (TPA IATA) on the western side of Tampa. TIA serves dozens of destinations, with daily flights to most major cities in the US and almost every major airline hub. The Tampa-Atlanta route carries the most passengers of any route with nearly 3 times as many passengers as the second largest destination Charlotte. The largest airlines in/out of TIA are American, Delta, and Southwest.

Directly across the bay and just 10 miles from TIA is St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE IATA), which served mostly by budget airlines and used for private aviation. It is a hub for Allegiant Air which flies to about two dozen small airports throughout the Midwest & Northeast. As of February 2011, it is also served by: Frontier Airlines to Milwaukee & Omaha (both seasonal); Air Transat to Halifax & Toronto (both seasonal); Sunwing Airlines to Toronto; Vision Air to Gulfport-Biloxi; & Locair to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ IATA) is located between Sarasota and Bradenton and is served by American, Delta, JetBlue, and United. About half of the routes are seasonal.

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