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The population of Harlan is approximately 2,686 (1990), 1745 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,277 (1990), 739 (2010).

The amount of land area in Harlan is 4.393 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harlan to Washington DC is 384 miles. The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harlan is positioned 36.84 degrees north of the equator and 83.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Harlan location: in southeastern Kentucky near the Virginia and Tennessee borders.

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Harlan history:

Kentucky Coal Miners page - the life and times of coal miners in Kentucky, particularly in the coal fields of Harlan County, Kentucky.

Pioneers that settled in Harlan, Kentucky crossed through the great Cumberland Gap. Harlan was created in 1819 from a portion of Knox County, Kentucky. Coal Mining was the chief source of income and created strife and turmoil in this remote part of the state. Numerous books and films have preserved the history of Harlan, including the academy award winning documentary, Harlan County USA. Harlan County history and informational website.
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