Yazoo County, Mississippi

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Yazoo County is a county located in the Mississippi Delta region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 28,149. The county seat is Yazoo City[1]. It is named for the Yazoo River, whose name, legend has it, comes from an Indian word meaning "River of Death". Farming and lumber are the predominant industries of Yazoo County.[citation needed]

The Yazoo City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Yazoo County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 934 square miles (2,419 km²), of which, 919 square miles (2,381 km²) of it is land and 15 square miles (38 km²) of it (1.57%) is water.

The total land area of 934 square miles (2,420 km2) makes Yazoo County the largest county in Mississippi. In fact, the State of Rhode Island is only 298 square miles (770 km2) larger.

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