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Chippewa County is a county in the Upper Peninsula of the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 38,520. The
county seat is Sault Ste. Marie. The county is named for the Chippewa tribe, and was set off and organized in 1826.
Chippewa County comprises the Sault Ste. Marie, MI micropolitan statistical area.
Name for the Chippewa or Ojibwa, the largest of the Algonquin tribes. The word referred to the puckered seams on their moccasins: "he who wears puckered shoes."
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Chippewa County is named for the Chippewa, or Ojibwe, Native American people.
Set Off: 1826
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,698 square miles (6,990 km2), of which 1,558 square miles (4,040 km2)
is land and 1,140 square miles (3,000 km2) (42%) is water. It is the second-largest county in Michigan by land area and fifth-largest by total
The Michigan Meridian runs through the eastern portion of the county. South of Nine Mile Road, M-129 (Meridian Road) overlays the meridian. In Sault Ste. Marie, Meridian Street north of 12th Avenue overlays the meridian.
Bordering counties are as follows: