Shawnee County, Kansas

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Shawnee County (county code SN) is a county located in northeast Kansas, in the central United States of America. Its most populous city, Topeka, is the state capital and county seat.[2] The county's population was 169,871 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 176,255 in the year 2009.[3] The county along with Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties is included in the Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 230,824 in 2009. [4]

The county was one of the original 33 counties created by the first territorial legislature in 1855, and it was named for the Shawnee tribe of Native Americans.

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