Coahoma County, Mississippi

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Coahoma County
Original WROX (AM) building in Clarksdale.
Original WROX (AM) building in Clarksdale.
Map of Mississippi highlighting Coahoma County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°14′N 90°36′W / 34.23°N 90.6°W / 34.23; -90.6
Country United States
State Mississippi
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)
 • Total26,151
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.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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