Benewah County, Idaho

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Benewah County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. Established on January 23, 1915, from sections of Kootenai County, it was named for a chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.[1] As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 9,171 (2008 estimate: 9,352).[2] The county seat and largest city is St. Maries.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 784 square miles (2,030.6 km2), of which 776 square miles (2,009.8 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (1.01%) is water. It is the northern part of the Palouse, a wide and rolling prairie-like region of the middle Columbia basin.

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