Kane County, Utah

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Kane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah. As of 2000 the population was 6,046, and by 2005 had been estimated at 6,202. It was named for Col. Thomas L. Kane, a friend of the Mormon settlers. Its county seat and largest city is Kanab.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,108 square miles (10,641 km²), of which 3,992 square miles (10,339 km²) is land and 116 square miles (302 km²) (2.83%) is water. The Colorado River, reformed as Lake Powell, forms its eastern boundary. Arizona lies on the southern boundary. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument covers much of the county. A rugged and inhospitable country of deserts, mountains and cliffs makes up the terrain, with breath-taking scenery in every area. Parts of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park extend into the northern and western portions of the county. The eastern part of the county is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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