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Platte County, Missouri

US county information
NamePlatte County
SeatPlatte City
Largest cityKansas City
US Area
Total Area427.22 sq mi (1106.5 km2)
Land Area420.33 sq mi (1088.7 km2)
Water Area6.89 sq mi (17.8 km2)
Population Est.84881 (2007)
Density76.7/km2 (198.8/sq mi)
Named forPlatte purchase
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The county was organized 31 December 1838 from the Platte Purchase Platte purchase , named for the Platte River - Platte being French for a low, shallow, or intermittent stream. As of 2010, the population was 89,322. Its county seat is Platte City . This county is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Kansas City International Airport is located in the county, approximately one mile west of Interstate 29 between mile markers 12 and 15. The land for the airport was originally in an unincorporated portion of Platte County before being annexed by Platte City, and eventually, Kansas City.

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