Ottawa County, Kansas

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Ottawa County (standard abbreviation: OT) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 6,163. The largest city and county seat is Minneapolis.

Ottawa County is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, Ottawa County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2006, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles (1,870 km²), of which, 721 square miles (1,868 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

Geographic features

The Solomon River is the longest river in the county, entering from Cloud County to the northwest and exiting to Saline County to the southeast. The Saline River traverses the southwestern portion of the county, going from Lincoln County to Saline County.

The largest lake is Ottawa State Fishing Lake, a 111-acre (0.45 km2) reservoir to the east of Minneapolis.[2] It is managed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

Adjacent counties

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