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Mississippi County, Missouri

US county information
NameMississippi County
StateMissouri
SeatCharleston
Largest cityCharleston
US Area
Total Area428.91 sq mi (1110.9 km2)
Land Area413.16 sq mi (1070.1 km2)
Water Area15.75 sq mi (40.8 km2)
Population Est.13504 (2008)
Density5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Named forThe Mississippi River
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Mississippi County is a county located in the Bootheel of Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 13,427. A 2008 estimate, however, showed the population to be 13,504. The largest city and county seat is Charleston . The county was officially organized on February 14, 1845, and was named after the Mississippi River.


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