Clark County, Idaho

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Clark County is a rural county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 1,022 (2008 estimate: 910).[1] The county seat and largest city is Dubois.[2] According to recent census estimates, Clark County is currently the state's least populous county, having been overtaken by Camas County.

Clark County was established on February 1, 1919, and was named for State Senator Sam K. Clark, an early pioneer on Medicine Lodge Creek.[3]

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,765 square miles (4,571.3 km2), of which 0.03% is water.

The northern border of the county is the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains, which forms the state line with Montana and is also the continental divide. It is crossed by Interstate 15 over Monida Pass at 6820 feet (2079 m) above sea level. Monida Pass also marks an east-west divide between Bitterroot subranges: the Beaverhead Mountains are to the west and the Centennial Mountains are to the east.

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