Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
GretnaCourthouseNov231.jpg
City Hall in Gretna
Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Parish
Location in the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 11, 1825
Named forPresident Thomas Jefferson
SeatGretna
Largest communityMetairie
Area
 • Total665 sq mi (1,722 km2)
 • Land296 sq mi (767 km2)
 • Water370 sq mi (958 km2), 56%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)436,275
 • Density1,463/sq mi (565/km2)
Congressional districts1st, 2nd, 6th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.jeffparish.net

Jefferson Parish is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Most of the suburbs of New Orleans are in this parish. Because of this Jefferson parish has the most population in the state.

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