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Keweenaw County, Michigan

US county information
NameKeweenaw County
StateMichigan
SeatEagle River
US Area
Total Area5965.96 sq mi (15451.8 km2)
Land Area540.97 sq mi (1401.1 km2)
Water Area5424.98 sq mi (14050.7 km2)
Population2156 (2010)
Density1.549/km2 (4/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 11, 1861

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Keweenaw County is a county in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Houghton, Michigan, Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,156; it is the least populous county in Michigan. The county seat is Eagle River. Isle Royale is a part of the county. The Keweenaw Liberty Library is an online library containing links to legal documents and public records it deems to be "on issues important to" Keweenaw County, Michigan, and its constituent townships as well as the Keweenaw County Road Commission, which serves as the road commission for the county.

It is said that Keweenaw is "A Native American word meaning 'portage or place where portage is made,'" See List of Michigan county name etymologies.


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