Garfield County, Montana

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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population was 1,279. Its county seat is Jordan[1].

Garfield County is noteworthy as the site of the discovery and excavation of four of the world's dozen or so major specimens (as of 1994) of Tyrannosaurus rex within the county. A cast of the skull of one of these dinosaurs is on display at the Garfield County Museum.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,848 square miles (12,556.3 km2), of which 4,668 square miles (12,090.1 km2) is land and 179 square miles (463.6 km2) (3.70%) is water. Its average population density of 0.1058 inhabitants/km² (0.274/sq mi) is the third-lowest of any county outside of Alaska (behind Loving County, Texas and Esmeralda County, Nevada).

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