Charleston County, South Carolina

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Charleston County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. According to a 2005 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, its population was 330,368. Its county seat is Charleston.[1] It is the third-most populous county in the state (behind Greenville and Richland counties). Charleston County was created in 1901 by an act of the South Carolina State Legislature.

As defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and used by the U.S. Census Bureau for statistical purposes only, Charleston County is included within the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville metropolitan area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,358 square miles (3,517.2 km2), of which 919 square miles (2,380.2 km2) is land and 440 square miles (1,139.6 km2) (32.37%) is water.

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