Kanawha County, West Virginia

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Kanawha County (pronounced /kəˈnɑː/) is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia taking its name from the Native term, Kanawha: "place of white stone". As of 2000, the population was 200,073. Its county seat is Charleston, the state capital[1]. Kanawha County is the most populous county in the state of West Virginia.

Kanawha County is part of the Charleston, WV metropolitan area, with a 2009 Census population estimate of 304,214 people.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 911 square miles (2,359 km²), of which 903 square miles (2,339 km²) is land and 8 square miles (20 km²) (0.87%) is water.

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