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Charles County, Maryland

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Charles County
Thomas Stone House
Thomas Stone House
Flag of Charles County
Official seal of Charles County
Map of Maryland highlighting Charles County
Location within the U.S. state of Maryland
Map of the United States highlighting Maryland
Maryland's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°29′N 77°01′W / 38.48°N 77.01°W / 38.48; -77.01
Country United States
State Maryland
FoundedApril 13, 1658
Named forCharles Calvert
SeatLa Plata
Largest communityWaldorf
 • Total643 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Land458 sq mi (1,190 km2)
 • Water185 sq mi (480 km2)  29%%
 • Total146,551
 • Estimate 
 • Density230/sq mi (88/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th

Charles County is located in the southern central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 146,551.[1] The county seat is La Plata.[2]


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 20, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
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