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Alturas is in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.
The community name derives from Spanish for "high land"
The latitude of Alturas is 27.871N. The longitude is -81.715W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.
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Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alturas political report.
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