According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 771.66 square miles (1,998.6 km2), of which 665.91 square miles (1,724.7 km2) (or 86.30%) is land and 105.75 square miles (273.9 km2) (or 13.70%) is water.
The terrain of the county is mostly level, becoming more elevated only in its northern extreme. The highest point in the county is Gates Hill in the Town of Lebanon at approximately 660 feet (201 m) above sea level, and the lowest point is sea level.
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