Pend Oreille County, Washington

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Pend Oreille County (pronounced /pɒndəˈreɪ/ pond-ə-ray) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named after the Pend d'Oreilles tribe, whose name is French for "earring" (literally "hangs in the ear"). As of 2000, the population was 11,732. The county seat is at Newport, which is also the county's largest city.

Pend Oreille County was created out of Stevens County on March 1, 1911.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,425 square miles (3,692 km²), of which 1,400 square miles (3,627 km²) is land and 25 square miles (65 km²) (1.76%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

It also shares its northern border with British Columbia, Canada.

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