Place:Elko, Elko, Nevada, United States

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NameElko
Alt namesBallous Additionsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS32003981
TypeCity
Coordinates40.836°N 115.766°W
Located inElko, Nevada, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Elko (Shoshoni: Natakkoa, 'Rocks Piled on One Another') is a city in Elko County, Nevada, United States. The population was 18,297 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Elko County. The city straddles the Humboldt River.

Elko is the principal city of the Elko Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Elko and Eureka counties and had a combined population of 46,942 at the 2000 census. It is the largest city for over in all directions, making it, as its city motto states, "The Heart of Northeast Nevada".

It is home to Great Basin College, as well as to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office serving most of northern and central Nevada.

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