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Multnomah County, Oregon

US county information
NameMultnomah County
US Area
Total Area466 sq mi (1206.9 km2)
Land Area435 sq mi (1126.7 km2)
Water Area30 sq mi (77.7 km2)
Population735334 (2010)
Density652.4/km2 (1689.7/sq mi)
Founded22 December 1854

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Multnomah County (c-eniconməltˈnoʊmə) is one of 36 counties in the U.S. state of Oregon. Though smallest in area, it is the most populous as its county seat, Portland, is the state's largest city. In 2010, the county's population was 735,334.

The county was likely named after Native American people first recorded in the journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Mulknomans, who lived in a village on the east side of present-day Sauvie Island. (An alternative theory holds that Multnomah is a corruption of nematlnomaq, meaning down river.)

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