Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
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.
Founded February 11, 1825
Named for President Thomas Jefferson
Seat Gretna
Largest community Metairie
 • Total 665 sq mi (1,722 km2)
 • Land 296 sq mi (767 km2)
 • Water 370 sq mi (958 km2), 56%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 436,275
 • Density 1,463/sq mi (565/km2)
Congressional districts 1st, 2nd, 6th
Time zone Central: 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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