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Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NameArmstrong County
StatePennsylvania
SeatKittanning
Largest cityKittanning
US Area
Total Area664 sq mi (1719.8 km2)
Land Area653 sq mi (1691.3 km2)
Water Area11 sq mi (28.5 km2)
Population68941 (2010)
Density40.7/km2 (105.4/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 12, 1800

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Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,941. It is located northeast of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Armstrong County was added to the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2003.

The county seat is Kittanning. The county was organized on March 12, 1800, from parts of Allegheny, Westmoreland and Lycoming Counties. It was named in honor of John Armstrong, who represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress and served as a major general during the Revolutionary War.


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