Bannock County, Idaho

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Bannock County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It was established in 1893 and named after the local Bannock tribe.[1] It is part of the Pocatello, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Bannock and Power counties. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 75,565 (2008 estimate: 80,812).[2] The county seat and largest city is Pocatello.[3]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,147 square miles (2,970.7 km2), of which 1,113 square miles (2,882.7 km2) is land and 34 square miles (88.1 km2) (2.98%) is water. The Portneuf River flows through the county, meeting the Snake River (the American Falls Reservoir) at the county's lowest point, its northwestern corner. Bonneville Peak, on the eastern border in the Portneuf Range, is the county's highest point at 9,271 feet (2825 m); on its western slopes is the Pebble Creek ski area.

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