Gray County, Kansas

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Gray County (county code GY) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 5,852 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Cimarron.[2]

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Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Gray County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 869 square miles (2,250.7 km2), of which 0.05% is water.[4]

Since 2001, Aquila, Inc. has operated the largest wind farm in Kansas—170 turbines with a generating capacity of 110 megawatts—on a 12,000-acre (49 km2) site near Montezuma.[5]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Gray County's population was estimated to be 5,852 in the year 2006, a decrease of 61, or -1.0%, over the previous six years.[1]

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