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Charleston County, South Carolina

US county information
NameCharleston County
StateSouth Carolina
SeatCharleston
US Area
Total Area1358 sq mi (3517.2 km2)
Land Area919 sq mi (2380.2 km2)
Water Area440 sq mi (1139.6 km2)
Population330368 (2000)
Density130/km2 (336.7/sq mi)
Founded1769

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Charleston County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. According to a 2005 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, its population was 330,368. Its county seat is Charleston. It is the third-most populous county in the state (behind Greenville and Richland counties). Charleston County was created in 1901 by an act of the South Carolina State Legislature.

As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Charleston County is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.


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