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El Dorado County, California

El Dorado County California
Full nameCounty of El Dorado
Official nameCounty of El Dorado
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
RegionSierra Nevada/Gold Country
Metro areaGreater Sacramento
County seatPlacerville
Total Area1788.10 sq mi (4631.2 km2)
Land Area1710.85 sq mi (4431.1 km2)
Water Area77.25 sq mi (200.1 km2)
Total Population181058 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

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El Dorado County is a county located in the historic Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and foothills of the U.S. state of California. The 2010 population was 181,058. The El Dorado county seat is in Placerville.

The population of El Dorado County has grown as the Greater Sacramento has expanded into the region. In the unique Lake Tahoe area of the county, environmental awareness and environmental protection initiatives have grown along with the population since the 1960 Winter Olympics, hosted at Squaw Valley Ski Resort in neighboring Placer County.

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