Coahoma County, Mississippi

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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
Largest cityClarksdale
 • Total583 sq mi (1,510 km2)
 • Land552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water31 sq mi (80 km2), 5.3%
 • (2010)26,151
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

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."

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