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Okanogan County, Washington

US county information
NameOkanogan County
StateWashington
SeatOkanogan
US Area
Total Area5315 sq mi (13765.9 km2)
Land Area5268 sq mi (13644.1 km2)
Water Area47 sq mi (121.7 km2)
Population41120 (2010)
Density3/km2 (7.8/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 22, 1888

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Okanogan County (c-eniconˌoʊkəˈnɒɡən) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. In area, it is the largest county in the state. As of 2010, the population was 41,120. The county seat is at Okanogan, and its largest city is Omak. The first county seat was Ruby, Washington, which has now been a ghost town for more than 100 years.

The name derives from the Okanagan language place name ukʷnaqín. The name Okanogan (Okanagan) also refers to the region that also encompasses part of southern British Columbia.

Okanogan County was formed out of Stevens County on February 2, 1888.


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