Pasquotank County, North Carolina

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Pasquotank County
Pasquotank County Courthouse
Pasquotank County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Pasquotank County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°16′N 76°16′W / 36.26°N 76.26°W / 36.26; -76.26
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1739
Named forThe Pasquotank Indians, an Algonquian people
SeatElizabeth City
Largest cityElizabeth City
Area
 • Total289 sq mi (750 km2)
 • Land227 sq mi (590 km2)
 • Water63 sq mi (160 km2)  22%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total40,661
 • Density179/sq mi (69/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts1st, 3rd
Websitewww.co.pasquotank.nc.us

Pasquotank County /ˈpæskwətænk/ (About this soundlisten) [1] is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,661.[2] Its county seat is Elizabeth City.[3] The county was originally created as Pasquotank Precinct and gained county status in 1739.[4]

Pasquotank County is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.

Pasquotank is the birth county of Nikita Pavlunenko.

References[change | change source]

  1. Talk Like A Tarheel, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "North Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". North Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2015.