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Montezuma County, Colorado

US county information
NameMontezuma County
StateColorado
SeatCortez
Largest cityCortez
US Area
Total Area2039.97 sq mi (5283.5 km2)
Land Area2036.63 sq mi (5274.9 km2)
Water Area3.34 sq mi (8.7 km2)
Population23830 (2000)
Density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Named forAztec ruler Montezuma 
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Montezuma County is the southwesternmost of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 23,830 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is Cortez.

Mesa Verde National Park, Canyon of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument, and Hovenweep National Monument preserve hundreds of ancient AmerIndian structures, including the famous cliff-dwellings, found in the county. Montezuma County is also home to most of the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation, home of the Weeminuche Band of the Ute Nation, known as the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, with its headquarters at Towaoc.


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