Desha County, Arkansas

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Desha (pronounced /dəˈʃeɪ/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 15,341. The county seat is Arkansas City. Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 820 square miles (2,123.8 km2), of which 765 square miles (1,981.3 km2) is land and 55 square miles (142.4 km2) (6.65%) is water. Desha County is alternately considered as part of the larger regions of South Arkansas and Southeast Arkansas.

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