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Perry County, Missouri

US county information
NamePerry County
Largest cityPerryville
US Area
Total Area484.28 sq mi (1254.3 km2)
Land Area474.67 sq mi (1229.4 km2)
Water Area9.61 sq mi (24.9 km2)
Population Est.18743 (2008)
Density14.7/km2 (38/sq mi)
Named forOliver Hazard Perry, naval hero of the War of 1812
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Perry County is a county located in Southeast Missouri in the United States. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the county's population was 18,132. In 2008 the population was estimated to be 18,743. Its county seat is Perryville . The county was officially organized on November 16, 1820 (effective January 1, 1821) from Ste. Genevieve County and was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval hero of the War of 1812.

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