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Otero County, Colorado

US county information
NameOtero County
StateColorado
SeatLa Junta
Largest cityLa Junta
US Area
Total Area1269.74 sq mi (3288.6 km2)
Land Area1262.86 sq mi (3270.8 km2)
Water Area6.89 sq mi (17.8 km2)
Population20311 (2000)
Density6.2/km2 (16/sq mi)
Named forMiguel Antonio Otero
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Otero County is one of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county was named for Miguel Antonio Otero, one of the founders of the town of La Junta and a member of a prominent Hispanic family. The county population was 20,311 at U.S. Census 2000. The county seat is La Junta.


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