San Juan County, New Mexico

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San Juan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is part of the Farmington, New Mexico, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the year 2000, its population was 113,801. Its county seat is Aztec.[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,538 square miles (14,344 km²), of which 5,514 square miles (14,281 km²) is land and 24 square miles (63 km²) (0.44%) is water. Indian reservations (and off-reservation trust lands) comprise 63.4 percent of the county's land area: The Navajo Indian Reservation takes up 60.45% and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Reservation another 2.93%.

The physical features include three rivers: the San Juan, Animas and the La Plata rivers. Also the Chuska Mountains and Shiprock Pinnacle to the west, volcanic structures, buttes, mesas, badlands, and fertile river valleys.

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