Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

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Ouachita Parish
Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe
Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe
Map of Louisiana highlighting Ouachita Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 32°29′N 92°10′W / 32.48°N 92.16°W / 32.48; -92.16
Country United States
State Louisiana
FoundedMarch 31, 1807
Named forOuachita people
Largest cityMonroe
 • Total632 sq mi (1,636 km2)
 • Land610 sq mi (1,581 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (55 km2)  3.4%
 • Total160,368
 • Density262.7/sq mi (101.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code318
Congressional district5th

Ouachita Parish (French: Paroisse d'Ouachita) is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Monroe. It was created in 1807 by the state government. As of the 2020 census, 160,368 people lived there.[1]

References[change | change source]

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