Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

parish in Louisiana, United States

Plaquemines Parish (Cajun French: Paroisse Plaquemine) is the parish with the biggest combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe à la Hache. As of 2020, the parish's population was 23,515.[1]

Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish Courthouse
Plaquemines Parish Courthouse
Flag of Plaquemines Parish
Map of Louisiana highlighting Plaquemines Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°23′N 89°29′W / 29.39°N 89.48°W / 29.39; -89.48
Country United States
State Louisiana
Named forLouisiana French word for persimmons
SeatPointe à la Hache
Largest cityBelle Chasse
 • Total2,567 sq mi (6,649 km2)
 • Land780 sq mi (2,021 km2)
 • Water1,787 sq mi (4,628 km2)  69.6%
 • Total23,515
 • Density30.1/sq mi (11.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

The name is pronounced ['plɑ.kə.mɪnz] (transcription in IPA).

References change

  1. "QuickFacts: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2023.