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Benson County, North Dakota

US county information
NameBenson County
StateNorth Dakota
Largest cityFort Totten
US Area
Total Area1439 sq mi (3727 km2)
Land Area1381 sq mi (3576.8 km2)
Water Area59 sq mi (152.8 km2)
Population6660 (2010)
Density2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)

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Benson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,660. Its county seat is Minnewaukan.

Benson County was created by the 1879 territorial legislature and named for B.W. Benson, a Dakota Territory legislator at the time. The county government was first organized on June 4, 1884; Minnewaukan has always been the county seat.

Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and much of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation are located within the county.

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