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Wallowa County, Oregon

US county information
NameWallowa County
US Area
Total Area3152 sq mi (8163.7 km2)
Land Area3145 sq mi (8145.6 km2)
Water Area6 sq mi (15.5 km2)
Population7008 (2010)
Density.86/km2 (2.2/sq mi)
FoundedOctober 14, 1887

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Wallowa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is included in the 8 county definition of Eastern Oregon. According to Oregon Geographic Names, the origins of the county's name are uncertain, with the most likely explanation being that it is derived from the Nez Perce term for a structure of stakes (a weir) used in fishing. An alternative explanation is that Wallowa is derived from a Nez Perce word for "winding water". The journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition record the name of the Wallowa River as Wil-le-wah.

In 2010, the county's population was 7,008. Its seat is Enterprise.

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