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Coös County, New Hampshire

US county information
NameCoos County
StateNew Hampshire
SeatLancaster
Largest cityBerlin
US Area
Total Area1831.18 sq mi (4742.8 km2)
Land Area1800.39 sq mi (4663 km2)
Water Area30.79 sq mi (79.7 km2)
Population33055 (2010)
Density7/km2 (18.1/sq mi)
Founded1803

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Coös County (c-eniconˈkoʊ.ɒs, with two syllables), usually spelled simply Coos County,

is a county in the U.S. state of New Hampshire, including the whole of the state's northern panhandle. The two-syllable pronunciation is sometimes made visible using diaeresis, notably in the Lancaster-based weekly newspaper, The Coös County Democrat and on some county-owned vehicles.

Coös occupies the largest area of any New Hampshire county, but has the smallest population: 33,055, as of 2010. It is the only New Hampshire county to have lost population between the 2000 and 2010 Censuses. The county seat is Lancaster. Major industries are forestry and tourism, with the once-dominant paper-making industry in sharp decline.

Coös County is part of the Berlin, NH - VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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