Fremont County, Colorado

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Fremont County is the thirteenth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county is named for explorer and presidential candidate John C. Frémont. The county population was 46,145 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county seat is Cañon City. The Cañon City Micropolitan Statistical Area comprises Fremont County. Fremont County is also home to 15 prisons. The artist Christo has announced controversial plans to drape a portion of the Arkansas River in Fremont County in cloth.

ADX Supermax, the only federal Supermax prison in the United States, is in an unincorporated area in Fremont County, south of Florence.[2][3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,534 square miles (3,973.0 km2), of which 1,533 square miles (3,970.5 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.07%) is water.

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