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Nez Perce County, Idaho

US county information
NameNez Perce County
Largest cityLewiston
US Area
Total Area856.36 sq mi (2218 km2)
Land Area849.08 sq mi (2199.1 km2)
Water Area7.28 sq mi (18.9 km2)
Population37410 (2000)
Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Named forThe Nez Percé tribe of Native Americans
Time zonePacific
Time zonePacific: UTC-8/-7: -8/-7

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Nez Perce County [Eng. pron. Nezz Purse] is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The population was 37,410 at the 2000 United States Census; it was estimated at 38,932 in 2007. The county seat is Lewiston. The county is named for the Nez Percé tribe.

Nez Perce County was originally organized in 1861, when the area was part of Washington Territory. It was reorganized in 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature.

Nez Perce County is part of the Lewiston, ID-WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the entire county and all of Asotin County, Washington.

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