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Bruneau is in Owyhee County, in the Boise City-Nampa metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the Bruneau River, whose name is believed to derive from French for dark water. Another says it was named for Jean Pierre Baptiste Bruneau, trapper and explorer
The latitude of Bruneau is 42.880N. The longitude is -115.796W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,549 feet.
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Libraries in Bruneau include Bruneau Valley District ... View libraries
Owyhee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bruneau political report.
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