Coahoma County, Mississippi

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Coahoma County, Mississippi
WROX Building ~ Clarksdale, MS.JPG
Original WROX (AM) building in Clarksdale.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Coahoma County
Location in the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location in the U.S.
Founded February 9, 1836
Seat Clarksdale
Largest city Clarksdale
Area
 • Total 583 sq mi (1,510 km2)
 • Land 552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 5.3%
Population
 • (2010) 26,151
 • Density 47/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.coahomacounty.net

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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