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Cuyahoga County, Ohio

US county information
NameCuyahoga County
Largest cityCleveland
US Area
Total Area1246 sq mi (3227.1 km2)
Land Area458 sq mi (1186.2 km2)
Water Area787 sq mi (2038.3 km2)
Population1280122 (2010)
Density1078.9/km2 (2795/sq mi)
FoundedJune 7, 1807
Named for"crooked river" possibly in Algonquian

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Cuyahoga County (c-eniconˌkaɪ.əˈhɒɡə or c-enˌkaɪ.əˈhoʊɡə) is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. It is the most populous county in Ohio; as of the 2010 census, the population was 1,280,122. Its county seat is Cleveland. Cuyahoga County is part of Greater Cleveland, a metropolitan area, and Northeast Ohio, a thirteen-county region, joined together in economic development initiatives. The county is named after the Native American word (possibly Algonquian) Cuyahoga, which means "crooked river". The name is also assigned to the Cuyahoga River, which bisects the county. Former U.S. President James A. Garfield was born in what was Cuyahoga County's Orange Township.

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