Gunnison County, Colorado

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Gunnison County is the fifth most extensive of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 13,956 at U.S. Census 2000.[1] The county was named for John W. Gunnison, a United States Army officer and captain in the Army Topographical Engineers, who surveyed for the transcontinental railroad in 1853. The county seat is the City of Gunnison.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,260 square miles (8,443.4 km2), of which 3,239 square miles (8,389.0 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54.4 km2) (0.64%) is water.

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