Charles County, Maryland

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Charles County
Thomas Stone House
Flag of Charles County
Official seal of Charles County
Map of Maryland highlighting Charles County
Location within the U.S. state of Maryland
Map of the United States highlighting Maryland
Maryland's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°29′N 77°01′W / 38.48°N 77.01°W / 38.48; -77.01
Country United States
State Maryland
FoundedApril 13, 1658
Named forCharles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore
SeatLa Plata
Largest communityWaldorf
 • Total643 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land458 sq mi (1,190 km2)
 • Water185 sq mi (480 km2)  29%
 • Total166,617
 • Density363.8/sq mi (140.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

Charles County is located in the southern central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2020 census, the population was 166,617.[1] The county seat is La Plata.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Charles County, Maryland". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 3, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved June 7, 2011.