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Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

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Natchitoches Parish
Natchitoches Parish Courthouse (completed 1939 as a WPA project)
Natchitoches Parish Courthouse (completed 1939 as a WPA project)
Map of Louisiana highlighting Natchitoches Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°44′N 93°06′W / 31.73°N 93.1°W / 31.73; -93.1
Country United States
State Louisiana
FoundedApril 10, 1805
Named forNatchitoches people
Largest cityNatchitoches
 • Total1,300 sq mi (3,366 km2)
 • Land1,253 sq mi (3,246 km2)
 • Water46 sq mi (120 km2)  3.6%
 • Total37,515
 • Density29.9/sq mi (11.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code318
Congressional district4th

Natchitoches Parish (French: Paroisse des Natchitoches ou Les Natchitoches) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 37,515.[1] The parish seat and most populous municipality is Natchitoches.[2] The parish was formed in 1805.[3] It was named after the Natchitoches Native Americans.[4]

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  1. "QuickFacts: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Natchitoches Parish". Center for Regional Heritage Research. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  4. "Natchitoches | Louisiana, United States". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-08-22.