Warren County, New Jersey

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Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2000 Census, the population was 102,437. Its county seat is Belvidere[1]. It is part of the New York City metropolitan area and is generally considered the eastern border of the Lehigh Valley.

Warren County was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on November 20, 1824, from portions of Sussex County. At its creation, the county consisted of the townships of Greenwich, Independence, Knowlton, Mansfield, Oxford, Pahaquarry (now defunct).[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 363 square miles (940 km2), of which, 358 square miles (930 km2) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) of it (1.35%) is water. Warren County is mountainous, with the Kittatinny Ridge providing a hard backbone to the county in the west. Allamuchy Mountain and Jenny Jump Mountain are part of the Highlands also known as the Reading Prong.

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