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Rich County, Utah

US county information
NameRich County
Largest cityGarden City
US Area
Total Area1086 sq mi (2812.7 km2)
Land Area1029 sq mi (2665.1 km2)
Water Area58 sq mi (150.2 km2)
Population2264 (2010)
Named forCharles C. Rich

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Rich County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. The southern half of Bear Lake and the Bear Lake Valley lie on the northern edge of the county. The Bear River Valley lies in most of the eastern portion of the county. The elevation of these valleys is close to 6000 ft (1828.8 m), and the rest of the county is covered by mountains, including the Bear River Range. Because of the high elevation the climate is cold in winter and mild in summer, and the population is limited. There are only four significant settlements in Rich County. As of the 2010 census the population was 2,264. It was named for an early LDS apostle, Charles C. Rich. Its county seat is Randolph and the largest city is Garden City.

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