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Mono County, California

Mono County California
US county information
NameMono County
Largest cityMammoth Lakes
US Area
Total Area3131.80 sq mi (8111.4 km2)
Land Area3044.40 sq mi (7885 km2)
Water Area87.40 sq mi (226.4 km2)
Population14202 (2010)
Density1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
Named forMono Lake
Congressional district25th
Time zonePacific

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Mono County (c-eniconˈmoʊnoʊ) is a county located in the east central portion of the U.S. state of California, to the east of the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite National Park and Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,202, up from 12,853 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Bridgeport.

The only incorporated town in the county is Mammoth Lakes, which is located at the foot of Mammoth Mountain. Other locations, such as June Lake, are also famous as skiing and fishing resorts. Located in the middle of the county is Mono Lake, a vital habitat for millions of migratory and nesting birds. The lake is located in a wild natural setting, with pinnacles of tufa arising out of the salty and alkaline lake.

Also located in Mono County is Bodie, the official state gold rush ghost town, which is now a California State Historic Park.

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