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Custer County, Idaho

US county information
NameCuster County
Largest cityChallis
US Area
Total Area4936.79 sq mi (12786.3 km2)
Land Area4925.45 sq mi (12756.9 km2)
Water Area11.34 sq mi (29.4 km2)
Population4342 (2000)
Density0.3/km2 (0.88/sq mi)
Named forGeneral Custer gold mine
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Custer County is a rural mountain county located in the center of the U.S. state of Idaho. Established in 1881, it was named for the General Custer Mine, where gold was discovered five years earlier (shortly after his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in eastern Montana). The population was 4,342 at the 2000 census; it is estimated to have fallen to 4,166 by 2007. The county seat is Challis . The center of population of Idaho is located in Custer County, in the city of Stanley.

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