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Tazewell County, Illinois

US county information
NameTazewell County
US Area
Total Area657.89 sq mi (1703.9 km2)
Land Area648.86 sq mi (1680.5 km2)
Water Area9.03 sq mi (23.4 km2)
Population128485 (2000)
Density76/km2 (196.8/sq mi)

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Tazewell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 128,485. Its county seat and largest city is Pekin . The majority of the population live in the suburbs and bedroom communities of Peoria along the western border of the county. It is part of the Peoria, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is pronounced with a short "a", to rhyme with "razz" rather than "raze".

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