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Prince George's County, Maryland

US county information
NamePrince George's County
SeatUpper Marlboro
US Area
Total Area498.45 sq mi (1291 km2)
Land Area485.43 sq mi (1257.3 km2)
Water Area13.01 sq mi (33.7 km2)
Population863420 (2010)
Density686.8/km2 (1778.8/sq mi)

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Prince George's County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland, immediately north, east, and south of Washington, DC. As of 2010, it has a population of 863,420 and is the wealthiest African-American majority county in the nation.

The county was named for Prince George of Denmark (1653 1708), husband of Queen Anne of Great Britain and brother of King Christian V of Denmark and Norway. It is frequently referred to as 'P.G.' or 'P.G. County,' an abbreviation which is viewed as pejorative by some residents.

The county is a part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Its county seat is Upper Marlboro.

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