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Comanche County, Oklahoma

US county information
NameComanche County
US Area
Total Area1084 sq mi (2807.6 km2)
Land Area1069 sq mi (2768.7 km2)
Water Area14 sq mi (36.3 km2)
Population124098 (2010)
Density44.2/km2 (114.5/sq mi)
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral

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Comanche County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Built on former reservation lands of the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache in Indian Territory, Comanche County was open for settlement on August 16, 1901 by lottery. The region has three cities and seven towns as well as the Fort Sill military instillation and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The landscape of the county is typical of the Great Plains with flat topography and gently rolling hills, while the areas in the north are marked by the Wichita Mountains. Interstate 44 and three major US Highways serve the county by ground, while the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport serves the county by air.

According to the 2010 US Census, the population of the county was 124,098. It is included in the Lawton Metropolitan Statistical Area with the city of Lawton as its county seat. Comanche County's economy is largely based in the government sector which consist of half of the county's Gross Domestic Product. The governance of the county is led by a three commission board, which are elected in four year staggered terms. The county is served by several school districts and Cameron University in education as well as three hospitals for health care.

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