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Eddy County, New Mexico

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Eddy County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 53,829.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Carlsbad.[2] The county was created in 1891 and later organized in 1892.[3] It is north of the Texas state line.

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Eddy County
Eddy County Courthouse in Carlsbad
Eddy County Courthouse in Carlsbad
Map of New Mexico highlighting Eddy County
Location within the U.S. state of New Mexico
Map of the United States highlighting New Mexico
New Mexico's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°28′N 104°18′W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_New_Mexico.svg New Mexico
FoundedMay 16, 1891
Named forCharles Eddy, a local rancher
Largest cityCarlsbad
  Total4,198 sq mi (10,870 km2)
  Land4,176 sq mi (10,820 km2)
  Water22 sq mi (60 km2)  0.5%%
  Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd

Eddy County comprises the Carlsbad-Artesia, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located in this county. Eddy County is the location of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.