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Bexar County, Texas

US county information
NameBexar County
SeatSan Antonio
US Area
Total Area1257 sq mi (3255.6 km2)
Land Area1247 sq mi (3229.7 km2)
Water Area10 sq mi (25.9 km2)
Population1714773 (2010)
Density530.8/km2 (1375/sq mi)

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Bexar County (c-eniconˈbɛər)

is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the U.S. Census Bureau 2010 count, the population is 1,714,773. As of July 1, 2009, it is the 19th most populous county in the nation. Its county seat is San Antonio . In old Spanish, "Béxar" is pronounced -esˈbexar.

Bexar County is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. Despite being situated in the reliably Republican state of Texas, Bexar County is a major bellwether in presidential elections. The county has a perfect record of voting for the winning candidate in every presidential election since 1972.

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