Pineland is a census-designated place (CDP) located on Pine Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 444 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Location in Lee County and the state of Florida
Pineland is located at (26.664274, -82.146106).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.
Pineland was the location of one of the largest and oldest native Florida settlements, established at least 2,000 years ago and used by a slowly evolving sequence of cultures. The Calusa inhabited the area for 1,500 years until the arrival of Europeans. They called the site "Tampa" or "Tanpa", a name which was accidentally transferred north by European explorers.