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List Of Parishes In Louisiana
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List Of United States Counties And County-equivalents
This is a complete list of the 3,142 counties and county equivalents of the United States as of July 1, 2013[update]. For more detailed information, see the individual state lists shown below. In the United States, a county is a political and geographic subdivision of a state.[1] Of the 50 U.S. states, 48 states are divided into a total of 3,007 counties.[2] The number of counties per state ranges from the three counties in Delaware
Delaware
to the 254 counties in Texas. The five counties in Rhode Island, the eight counties in Connecticut, and eight of the 14 counties in Massachusetts
Massachusetts
do not have a functional county government, but still exist as legal and census entities. Instead of counties, Louisiana
Louisiana
is divided into 64 parishes which are functionally similar to counties. Alaska
Alaska
is divided into 19 organized boroughs and a single Unorganized Borough
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Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Cameron Parish (French: Paroisse de Cameron) is a parish in the southwestern section of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,839.[1] The parish seat is Cameron.[2] Although it is the largest parish by land area in Louisiana, it has the second-smallest population in the state. Cameron Parish is part of the Lake Charles, Metropolitan Statistical Area.Contents1 History1.1 20th century to present2 Geography2.1 Major highways 2.2 Adjacent counties and parishes 2.3 National protected areas3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Communities5.1 Census-designated places 5.2 Unincorporated communities6 Notable people 7 Politics 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] This was part of La Louisiane, colonized by the French beginning in the 17th and early 18th century
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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Avoyelles (French: Paroisse des Avoyelles) is a parish located in central eastern Louisiana near the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,073.[1] The parish seat is Marksville.[2] The parish was created in 1807, with the name deriving from the French name for the historic Avoyel people, one of the local Indian tribes at the time of European encounter.[3] Today the parish is the base of the federally recognized Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe, who have a reservation there. The tribe has a land-based gambling casino on their reservation
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Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Concordia Parish (French: Paroisse de Concordia) borders the Mississippi River in eastern central Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,822.[1] The parish seat is Vidalia.[2] The parish was formed in 1807.[3] Concordia Parish is part of the Natchez, MS–LA Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is also historically considered part of the Natchez District, devoted to cotton cultivation as a commodity crop, in contrast to the sugar cane of southern Louisiana. Other Louisiana parishes of similar character are East and West Carroll, Madison and Tensas, all in this lowlying delta land
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Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
Evangeline Parish (French: Paroisse d'Évangéline) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,984.[1] The parish seat is Ville Platte.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Major highways 2.2 Adjacent parishes 2.3 National protected area 2.4 State parks3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Communities5.1 City 5.2 Towns 5.3 Villages 5.4 Census-designated place 5.5 Other unincorporated places6 Notable people 7 Politics 8 See also 9 Sources 10 National Guard 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit] The parish was created out of lands formerly belonging to St
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Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Caddo Parish (French: Paroisse de Caddo) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 254,969,[1] making it the fourth-most populous parish in Louisiana. The parish seat is Shreveport, which developed along the Red River.[2] Caddo Parish is included in the Shreveport–Bossier City metropolitan statistical area.Contents1 History 2 Law and government 3 Geography3.1 Major highways 3.2 Adjacent counties and parishes 3.3 National protected area4 Demographics 5 Economy 6 Politics 7 Education 8 Correction center 9 National Guard 10 Communities10.1 City 10.2 Towns 10.3 Villages 10.4 Census-designated place 10.5 Unincorporated communities11 See also 12 References 13 External linksHistory[edit] In 1838, Caddo Parish was carved from Natchitoches Parish; the legislature named it for the indigenous Caddo Indians. The parish was a center of plantation cotton farming
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Iberia Parish, Louisiana
Iberia Parish (French: Paroisse de l'Ibérie) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 73,240.[1] The parish seat is New Iberia.[2] The parish was formed in 1868 and named for the Iberian Peninsula.[3][4] It is part of the large, 22-parish Acadiana region of the state, with a large Francophone population. Iberia Parish is part of the Lafayette, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.Contents1 Geography1.1 Major highways 1.2 Adjacent parishes2 Protected areas2.1 National protected area 2.2 State protected areas3 Demographics 4 Education 5 National Guard 6 Communities6.1 Cities 6.2 Town 6.3 Village 6.4 Census-designated place 6.5 Unincorporated communities7 Politics 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksGeography[edit] According to the U.S
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Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Rapides Parish (French: Paroisse des Rapides) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,613.[1] The parish seat is Alexandria, which developed along the Red River of the South.[2] Rapides is the French spelling of "rapids" and is pronounced ra-PEEDS (I.P.A. [ɹæ.pid͜z])
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St. Landry Parish, Louisiana
St. Landry Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Landry) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 83,384.[1] The parish seat is Opelousas.[2] The parish was created in 1807.[3] St. Landry Parish comprises the Opelousas, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lafayette-Opelousas-Morgan City, LA Combined Statistical Area. It is at the heart of Creole and Cajun culture and heritage in Louisiana.Contents1 History1.1 French and Spanish Territory 1.2 Purchase by the United States2 Geography2.1 Adjacent parishes 2.2 National protected areas 2.3 Major highways3 Demographics 4 National Guard 5 Communities5.1 Cities 5.2 Towns 5.3 Villages 5.4 Unincorporated communities6 Notable people 7 Politics 8 See also 9 References 10 Resources 11 External linksHistory[edit] French and Spanish Territory[edit] The land which became St
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Allen Parish, Louisiana
Allen Parish (French: Paroisse d'Allen) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,764.[1] The parish seat is Oberlin.[2] Allen Parish is in southwestern Louisiana, southwest of Alexandria. Allen Parish is named for former Confederate States Army general and Governor of Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen
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Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
Beauregard Parish (French: Paroisse de Beauregard) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,654.[1] The parish seat is DeRidder.[2] The parish was formed on January 1, 1913.[3] Beauregard Parish comprises the DeRidder, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area
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Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis
Parish (French: Paroisse de Jefferson Davis) is a parish located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,594.[1] The parish seat is Jennings.[2] Jefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis
Parish is named after the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis. It is located in southwestern Louisiana
Louisiana
and forms a part of the Acadiana
Acadiana
region. In 2005, the parish was damaged significantly by Hurricane Rita, which caused much wind damage and flooding in the western part of the parish. The storm also caused Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
to be affected by saltwater intrusion. The first oil in Louisiana
Louisiana
was drilled in 1901 in what became Jeff Davis Parish by W
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Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Acadia
Acadia
Parish
Parish
(French: Paroisse de l'Acadie) is a parish located in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 61,773.[2] The parish seat is Crowley.[3] The parish was founded from parts of St
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Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Vermilion Parish (Paroisse de Vermillion) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 57,999.[1] The parish seat is Abbeville.[2] The parish was created in 1844.[3] Vermilion Parish is part of the Lafayette, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Vermilion and neighboring Cameron parishes are represented in the Louisiana State Senate by the Republican Jonathan W. Perry of Kaplan. In the past several decades, much of the southern portion of the parish has been swept away by water erosion, especially after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita in 2005.Contents1 History 2 Geography2.1 Major highways 2.2 Adjacent parishes3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Communities5.1 Cities 5.2 Towns 5.3 Village 5.4 Unincorporated communities6 Politics 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] Indigenous peoples lived in the area for thousands of years, from different cultures
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