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Yakima County, Washington

US county information
NameYakima County
US Area
Total Area4312 sq mi (11168.1 km2)
Land Area4296 sq mi (11126.6 km2)
Water Area15 sq mi (38.9 km2)
Population243231 (2010)
Density21.8/km2 (56.5/sq mi)
FoundedJanuary 21, 1865

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Yakima County is the second largest county by area in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named after the Yakama tribe of Native Americans. In the 2010 census, its population was 243,231. The county seat is Yakima, which is also its largest city.

The Yakama Indian Reservation, the 15th largest reservation in America, covers 1,573 mi2 (4,074 km2), comprising 36% of the county's total area. Its population was 31,799 in 2000, and its largest city is Toppenish.

Yakima County was formed out of Ferguson County on January 21, 1865. Ferguson County, no longer in existence, had been created from Walla Walla County on January 23, 1863.

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