Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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Lackawanna County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It lies at the northern edge of the Coal Region, northwest of the Poconos. It was created on August 13, 1878, from part of Luzerne County and is Pennsylvania's most recently established county. It is named for the Lackawanna River. The county has a population of 213,295 as of 2009 and its county seat is Scranton.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 465 square miles (1,203 km²), of which 459 square miles (1,188 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) (1.27%) is water.

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