Seward County, Kansas

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Seward County (standard abbreviation: SW) is a county of the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2000 its population was 22,510. The largest city and county seat is Liberal.

The Liberal Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Seward County.

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

Elections

It is traditionally a Republican county. In the last five elections no Democratic candidate for governor has carried the county.[2] The last time the county went for the Democratic candidate for President was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.[3] In the Kansas Senate it is currently represented by Republican Tim Huelskamp. In the Kansas House of Representatives it is represented by Republicans Bill Light and Carl Holmes.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 641 square miles (1,659 km²), of which, 640 square miles (1,656 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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