Wabaunsee County, Kansas

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Wabaunsee County (standard abbreviation: WB) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 6,885. Its county seat is Alma.[1] The county along with Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, and Osage counties is included in the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has an estimated population of 228,894 in 2006. The name is derived from the Potawatomi "Wah-bon-seh", meaning "day a little" literally.

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Law and government

Wabaunsee County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 800 square miles (2,071 km²), of which, 797 square miles (2,065 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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