Brunswick County, North Carolina

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Coordinates: 34°02′N 78°13′W / 34.04°N 78.22°W / 34.04; -78.22

Brunswick County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2008, the population was 103,160. Brunswick County is the 37th fastest growing county in the country., July 2010  Its county seat is Bolivia.[1] Brunswick County is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The county was formed in 1764 from parts of Bladen County and New Hanover County. It was named for the colonial port of Brunswick Town (now in ruins) which was itself named for Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg; at the time held by the British kings of the House of Hanover.

Law and government

Brunswick County is a member of the regional Cape Fear Council of Governments. Brunswick county is in the inner coastal plain.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,050 square miles (2,719.5 km2), of which 855 square miles (2,214.4 km2) is land and 195 square miles (505.0 km2) (18.59%) is water. The Brunswick River and the Cape Fear River provide access to the Atlantic Ocean.

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