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Kanawha County, West Virginia

US county information
NameKanawha County
StateWest Virginia
SeatCharleston
US Area
Total Area911 sq mi (2359.5 km2)
Land Area903 sq mi (2338.8 km2)
Water Area8 sq mi (20.7 km2)
Population193063 (2010)
Density86/km2 (222.7/sq mi)
Founded1789

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Kanawha County (-enkəˈnɑːpron) is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia taking its name from the Native term, Kanawha: "place of white stone". As of 2010, the population was 193,063. Its county seat is Charleston, the state capital . Kanawha County is the most populous county in the state of West Virginia.

Kanawha County is part of the Charleston, WV metropolitan area, with a 2009 Census population estimate of 304,214 people.


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