Dallas County, Iowa

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Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 40,750. Its county seat is Adel.[1] It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk. Dallas County is one of the five counties that make up the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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History

Dallas County was formed in 1846. It was named after the US Vice President George Mifflin Dallas.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles (1,533.3 km2), of which 586 square miles (1,517.7 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.89%) is water.

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