Owyhee, Nevada

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Owyhee is a census-designated place (CDP) in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 1,017 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Owyhee, also known as the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, and since the reservation is also located in southwestern Idaho, the Nevada portion of the reservation is in the Mountain Time Zone. Owyhee and Mountain City (located 12 miles southeast of Owyhee, and 2 miles southeast of the reservation), are not exempt from state legislation which places them officially in the Pacific Time Zone, however citizens of Owyhee observe Mountain Time despite this.

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Owyhee is located at 41°56′53″N 116°8′7″W / 41.94806°N 116.13528°W / 41.94806; -116.13528 (41.947928, -116.135181)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 225.5 square miles (583.9 km²), of which, 224.3 square miles (580.9 km²) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.

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