Columbia County, Arkansas

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Coordinates: 33°14′28″N 93°13′06″W / 33.24111°N 93.21833°W / 33.24111; -93.21833

Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,603. The county seat is Magnolia.[1] Columbia County was formed on December 17, 1852, and was named for Christopher Columbus. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Magnolia Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Columbia County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 767 square miles (1,986.5 km2), of which 766 square miles (1,983.9 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.10%) is water. Columbia County is in South Arkansas. Columbia County, along with Union County, is home to the largest Bromine reserve in the United States.

Dorcheat Bayou flows through Columbia County from its origin in Nevada County southward into Webster Parish, Louisiana, before emptying into Lake Bistineau.

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