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What is the largest county in the state of Georgia?

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Ware County is the largest county by size in the state of Georgia, containing 908 total square miles. Fulton County, with 920,581 residents, is the largest by population, according to the 2010 census results.

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Ware County has 892 square miles of land and 16 square miles of water within its boundaries. It is home to a large part of the Okefenokee Swamp and its federally protected area. Located in the southeastern section of Georgia, the county features Waycross as its largest city and the county seat. Burke County is the second-largest county by area.

Fulton County is home to 90 percent of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, the largest city in the county, the county seat and the state capital. Nearby Gwinnett County is the second most populous county in Georgia.

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