Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
City Hall in Gretna
Location within Louisiana
Location within Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 11, 1825
Named forPresident Thomas Jefferson
Largest communityMetairie
 • 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

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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