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Currituck County, North Carolina

US county information
NameCurrituck County
StateNorth Carolina
SeatCurrituck
US Area
Total Area526 sq mi (1362.3 km2)
Land Area262 sq mi (678.6 km2)
Water Area264 sq mi (683.8 km2)
Population23547 (2010)
Density27/km2 (69.9/sq mi)
Founded1668

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Currituck County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina with its county seat at Currituck. The county is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area based around Norfolk, Virginia.

Currituck was formed in 1668 as a precinct of Albemarle County. The name is "traditionally said to be an Indian word for wild geese; Coratank." It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, Camden County, Dare County and the state of Virginia. The present land area is 261.7 sqmi (677.8 km2) and the 2000 population was 18,190. Currituck Court House, mentioned as early as 1755, was the name of the county seat. Today the words "Court House" have been dropped and only Currituck is used as the town name.

Currituck is the 72nd fastest growing county in the United States according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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