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Harris County, Texas

US county information
NameHarris County
US Area
Total Area1778 sq mi (4605 km2)
Land Area1729 sq mi (4478.1 km2)
Water Area49 sq mi (126.9 km2)
Population4092459 (2010)
Density913.7/km2 (2367/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 22, 1836

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Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston � Sugar Land � Baytown metropolitan area. As of 2010 U.S. Census, the county had a population of 4.1 million, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Houston , the largest city in Texas. It was founded in 1836.

Harris County is named for John Richardson Harris, an early settler of the area.

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