Summit County, Utah

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Summit County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, occupying a rugged and mountainous area. In 2000 its population was 29,736; in 2005, it was estimated to have reached 35,001. It is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Salt Lake City–OgdenClearfield Combined Statistical Area. The county is so named because it includes 39 of the highest mountain peaks in Utah. Its mean elevation is 8,388 (2,557 m) feet above sea level, which is the second-highest of any county outside of Colorado. [1] Its county seat is Coalville and the largest city is Park City.[1] Owing to its proximity to Salt Lake City, Park City has acquired a reputation as an upscale getaway, bringing new development to the area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,882 square miles (4,874 km²), of which 1,871 square miles (4,846 km²) is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) (0.58%) is water.

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