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Amite County, Mississippi

US county information
NameAmite County
StateMississippi
SeatLiberty
Largest cityGloster
US Area
Total Area731.64 sq mi (1894.9 km2)
Land Area729.60 sq mi (1889.7 km2)
Water Area2.04 sq mi (5.3 km2)
Population13131 (2010)
Density7/km2 (18.1/sq mi)
Founded1809

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Amite County is a county located in the state of Mississippi. As of 2010, the population is 13,131. It is named after the Amite River which is located in the county. The name is derived from the French amitié, meaning "friendship." Its county seat is Liberty .

Amite County is part of the McComb, Mississippi, Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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