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Watonwan County, Minnesota

US county information
NameWatonwan County
StateMinnesota
SeatSt. James
Largest citySt. James
US Area
Total Area439.92 sq mi (1139.4 km2)
Land Area434.51 sq mi (1125.4 km2)
Water Area5.40 sq mi (14 km2)
Population11211 (2010)
Density10.4/km2 (27/sq mi)
Named forTaken from the Dakota word, "watanwan," meaning "fish bait," or "where fish bait abounds."
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Watonwan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, the population was 11,211. Its county seat is St. James . The county was organized in 1860, two years after Minnesota was granted statehood.


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