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Coahoma County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

Coahoma County is a county in the northwestern part of Mississippi. There are about 30,622 people living there. It's capital is Clarksdale.[1] It was started on February 9, 1836. "Coahoma" is a Choctaw word that means "red panther."

Coahoma County, Mississippi
WROX Building ~ Clarksdale, MS.JPG
Original WROX (AM) building in Clarksdale.
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 9, 1836
SeatClarksdale
Largest cityClarksdale
Area
 • Total583 sq mi (1,510 km2)
 • Land552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2), 5.3%
Population
 • (2010)26,151
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.coahomacounty.net

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