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Fremont County, Colorado

US county information
NameFremont County
SeatCañon City
Largest cityCañon City
US Area
Total Area1533.95 sq mi (3972.9 km2)
Land Area1532.93 sq mi (3970.3 km2)
Water Area1.02 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population46824 (2010)
Density11.8/km2 (30.5/sq mi)
Named forJohn C. Frémont

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Fremont County is the thirteenth most populous of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate John C. Frémont. The county population was 46,824 at the 2010 census. The county seat is Cañon City. The Cañon City Micropolitan Statistical Area comprises Fremont County. Fremont County is also home to 15 prisons. The artist Christo has announced controversial plans to drape a portion of the Arkansas River in Fremont County in cloth.

ADX Supermax, the only federal Supermax prison in the United States, is in an unincorporated area in Fremont County, south of Florence.

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