Okanogan County, Washington

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Okanogan County (pronounced /ˌoʊkəˈnɒɡən/) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. In area, it is the largest county in the state.[2] As of 2000, the population was 39,564. The county seat is at Okanogan, and its largest city is Omak. The first county seat was Ruby, Washington, which has now been a ghost town for more than 100 years.

The name derives from an Okanagan language word meaning "rendezvous."[citation needed] The name Okanogan (Okanagan) also refers to the region that also encompasses part of southern British Columbia.

Okanogan County was formed out of Stevens County on February 2, 1888.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,315 square miles (13,766 km²), of which 5,268 square miles (13,644 km²) is land and 47 square miles (122 km²) (0.89%) is water.

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