Kent Coonty, Delaware

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Kent County, Delaware
Kent County Courthouse Dover.jpg
The Kent County Courthouse in Dover in 2006
Cairt o Delaware heichlichtin Kent County
Location in the U.S. state o Delaware
Cairt o the Unitit States heichlichtin Delaware
Delaware's location in the U.S.
FoonditAugust 8, 1683
Named forKent
Lairgest ceetyDover
 • Tot798 sq mi (2,067 km2)
 • Laund586 sq mi (1,518 km2)
 • Watter212 sq mi (549 km2), 26.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2014)171,987
 • Density277/sq mi (107/km²)
Congressional destrictAt-large
Time zoneEastern

Kent County is a coonty locatit in the central pairt o the U.S. state o Delaware. As o the 2010 census, the population wis 162,310.[1] The coonty seat is Dover,[2] the state capital. It is namit for Kent, a Inglis coonty.[3]

Kent County comprises the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is includit in the Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 173.

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Coordinates: 39°06′N 75°30′W / 39.10°N 75.50°W / 39.10; -75.50