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Baker County, Oregon

US county information
NameBaker County
SeatBaker City
US Area
Total Area3088 sq mi (7997.9 km2)
Land Area3068 sq mi (7946.1 km2)
Water Area20 sq mi (51.8 km2)
Population16134 (2010)
Density2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Time zonePacific

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Baker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is included in the 8 county definition of Eastern Oregon. It is named for Edward Dickinson Baker, a senator from Oregon who was killed at Ball's Bluff, a battle of the Civil War in Virginia in 1861. It was split from the eastern part of Wasco County. Union County and Malheur County were set off from Baker County in 1864 and 1887 respectively. In 2010, its population was 16,134. The largest city and seat is Baker City.

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