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Island County, Washington

Island County Washington
US county information
NameIsland County
US Area
Total Area517 sq mi (1339 km2)
Land Area208 sq mi (538.7 km2)
Water Area309 sq mi (800.3 km2)
Population78506 (2010)
Density145.6/km2 (377.1/sq mi)
FoundedJanuary 6, 1853

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:This article is about the specific place. For the similarly named article with different information, see County island.

Island County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. In 2010 census, its population was 78,506. Its county seat is Coupeville, while its largest city is Oak Harbor.

Its name reflects the fact that it consists of two large islands, Whidbey and Camano, and seven smaller islands (Baby, Ben Ure, Deception, Kalamut, Minor, Smith, and Strawberry). Island County was created out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory, and is the eighth-oldest county in Washington. It originally encompassed what are now Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties.

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