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Northampton County, Pennsylvania

US county information
NameNorthampton County
Largest cityBethlehem (partial)
US Area
Total Area377 sq mi (976.4 km2)
Land Area374 sq mi (968.7 km2)
Water Area4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
Population297735 (2010)
Density307.2/km2 (795.6/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 11, 1752

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Northampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County. As of 2010, the population was 297,735. Its county seat is Easton.

Northampton County is located in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Its northern edge borders The Poconos. The eastern section of the county borders the Delaware River, which divides Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It is bordered on the west by Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley's more highly populated county.

The county is industrially-oriented, producing anthracite coal, cement, and other industrial products. Bethlehem Steel, once one of the world's largest manufacturers of steel, was located there prior to its closing in 2003.

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