Harrison County, Mississippi

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Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 189,601. Its county seats are Biloxi and Gulfport. Harrison County is named for U.S. President William Henry Harrison.

Harrison County is part of the Gulfport–Biloxi, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county was severely damaged from both Hurricane Camille in August 1969 and Hurricane Katrina on August 28-29, 2005, causing catastrophic effects.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 976 square miles (2,527.8 km2), of which 581 square miles (1,504.8 km2) is land and 395 square miles (1,023.0 km2) is water. The total area is 40.48% water.

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