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Washington County, Idaho

US county information
NameWashington County
StateIdaho
SeatWeiser
Largest cityWeiser
US Area
Total Area1473.54 sq mi (3816.5 km2)
Land Area1456.32 sq mi (3771.9 km2)
Water Area17.23 sq mi (44.6 km2)
Population9977 (2000)
Density2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)
Named forGeorge Washington
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. Established in 1879 when Idaho was a territory, it was named after U.S. president George Washington. As of the 2000 Census, the county had a population of 9,977; it is estimated to have risen to 10,147 by 2007. The county seat is Weiser.

Washington County is home to the Idaho ground squirrel.


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