Skagit County, Washington

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Skagit County (pronounced /ˈskædʒɨt/) is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named after the Skagit Indian tribe. As of 2000, the population was 102,979. It is included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is at Mount Vernon, which is also the county's largest city.

Skagit County was formed out of Whatcom County on November 28, 1883.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,920 square miles (4,974 km²), of which 1,735 square miles (4,494 km²) is land and 185 square miles (480 km²) (9.65%) is water. Also Skagit is a river valley.

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