city in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States
Lafayette is the most populous city in the Acadiana region, it is the fourth most populous city in the state of Louisiana (after New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport). The original name was Vermilionville, as which it was founded around 1821. The name Lafayette comes from the name of a French military hero who fought with and helped the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. In 2010 the population was over one hundred and twenty thousand. The city lies in Lafayette Parish.
Ville de Lafayette, Louisiane
|City of Lafayette|
The Hub City, Laffy
The Heart of Cajun Country
|Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°2′W / 30.217°N 92.033°WCoordinates: 30°13′N 92°2′W / 30.217°N 92.033°W|
|Founded by||Jean Mouton|
|Named for||General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis De Lafayette|
|• Type||Consolidated City-Parish|
|• City-Parish President||Joel Robideaux (Republican)|
|• City Total||53.91 sq mi (139.63 km2)|
|• Land||53.81 sq mi (139.37 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2) auto%|
|• Metro||5,252 sq mi (13,600 km2)|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|• City Total||120,623|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||US: 214th|
|• Density||2,371.75/sq mi (915.74/km2)|
|• Urban||252,720 (US: 148th)|
|• Metro||490,488 (US: 108th)|
|• CSA||627,146 (US: 77th)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
70501–9, 70593, 70596, 70598
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- ↑ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
- ↑ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
|Lafayette Consolidated Government Archived 2013-09-16 at the Wayback Machine|
|Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce|
|Lafayette Conventions and Visitors Center|