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Barnstable County, Massachusetts

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Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. At the 2020 census, the population was 228,996.[1] Its county seat is Barnstable.[2] The county consists of Cape Cod and associated islands (some adjacent islands are in Dukes County and Nantucket County).

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Barnstable County
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Location within the U.S. state of Massachusetts
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Massachusetts's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°41′56″N 70°18′07″W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts
Founded2 June 1685
Named forTown of Barnstable
Largest cityBarnstable
  Total1,306 sq mi (3,380 km2)
  Land394 sq mi (1,020 km2)
  Water912 sq mi (2,360 km2)  70%
  Density580.9/sq mi (224.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district9th

Barnstable County was formed as part of the Plymouth Colony on 2 June 1685, including the towns of Falmouth, Sandwich, and others lying to the east and north on Cape Cod. Plymouth Colony was merged into the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691.