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Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
US county information
NameLackawanna County
StatePennsylvania
SeatScranton
Largest cityScranton
US Area
Total Area465 sq mi (1204.4 km2)
Land Area459 sq mi (1188.8 km2)
Water Area6 sq mi (15.5 km2)
Population214437 (2010)
Density180.3/km2 (467/sq mi)
FoundedAugust 13, 1878

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Lackawanna County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It lies at the northern edge of the Coal Region, northwest of the Poconos. It was created on August 13, 1878, from part of Luzerne County and is Pennsylvania's most recently established county. It is named for the Lackawanna River. The county has a population of 214,437 as of 2010 and its county seat is Scranton.


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