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Meade County, South Dakota

US county information
NameMeade County
StateSouth Dakota
US Area
Total Area3482 sq mi (9018.4 km2)
Land Area3471 sq mi (8989.9 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population25434 (2010)
Density2.7/km2 (7/sq mi)
Named forGeneral George Meade
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Meade County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It was created in 1889 and was named for Fort Meade, which was garrisoned as a United States military post in the area in 1878 and was named for General George Meade. Meade County is the largest county in area in South Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,434. Its county seat is Sturgis.

Meade County is part of the Rapid City, South Dakota, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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