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McKenzie County, North Dakota

US county information
NameMcKenzie County
StateNorth Dakota
SeatWatford City
Largest cityWatford City
US Area
Total Area2861 sq mi (7410 km2)
Land Area2742 sq mi (7101.8 km2)
Water Area119 sq mi (308.2 km2)
Population6360 (2010)
Density081/km2 (209.8/sq mi)

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McKenzie County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,360. Its county seat is Watford City. In terms of area, it is the largest county in the state.

McKenzie County was first created by the 1883 Dakota Territory legislature but eliminated in 1891 due to a lack of settlement. The county was then recreated by the 1905 state legislature, with the county government first organizing on April 20, 1905. The name comes from early North Dakota politician Alexander McKenzie. Before becoming Watford City, the county seat was Alexander from 1905 to 1907 and Schafer from 1907 to 1941.

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