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Crawford County, Kansas

US county information
NameCrawford County
Largest cityPittsburg
US Area
Total Area595.05 sq mi (1541.2 km2)
Land Area592.91 sq mi (1535.6 km2)
Water Area2.14 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Population39134 (2010)
Density24.8/km2 (64.2/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 13, 1867
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Crawford County (county code CR) is a county located in Southeast Kansas in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 39,134. Its county seat is Girard, and its most populous city is Pittsburg. The county was named in honor of Samuel J. Crawford, Governor of Kansas. The Pittsburg Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Crawford County.

Crawford County, and much of Southeast Kansas, was founded on coal mining, the Pittsburg-Weir Coalfield being located here, and is still known for mining today. Pittsburg State University is located in Crawford County.

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