Clallam County, Washington

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Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of 2000, the population was 64,525. The county seat is at Port Angeles, which is also the county's largest city. The name is a Klallam word for "the strong people."

Clallam County was formed on April 26, 1854.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,670 square miles (6,915.3 km2), of which 1,739 square miles (4,504.0 km2) is land and 931 square miles (2,411.3 km2) (34.86%) is water.

Located in Clallam County is Cape Alava, the westernmost point in both Washington and the continental United States, with a longitude of 124 degrees, 43 minutes and 59 seconds. Also, near Cape Alava is Ozette, the westernmost town in the continental United States (See Extreme Points for more information).

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