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|County of San Bernardino|
|— County —|
|Region/Metro area||Inland Empire|
|Named for||Saint Bernardino of Siena |
|County seat||San Bernardino|
|Largest city||San Bernardino|
|- Total||52,071.7 km2 (20,105 sq mi)|
|- Land||51,934.4 km2 (20,052 sq mi)|
|- Water||137.3 km2 (53 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)||2,035,210|
|- Density||32.8/km2 (85/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8)|
|- Summer (DST)||Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)|
San Bernardino County is a county in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,035,210, up from 1,709,434 as of the 2000 census. With an area of 20,105 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, larger than any of the nine smallest states, and larger than the four smallest states combined; and larger than the closest-sized countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina or Costa Rica.
Located in the southeast California, the thinly populated deserts and mountains of this vast county stretch from the outskirts of the densely populated Riverside-San Bernardino Area to the Nevada border and the Colorado River.
California, in honor of the saint and it is from him that the county derives its name.
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