Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

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Ouachita Parish
Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe was built in the 1930s by the contractor George A. Caldwell
Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe was built in the 1930s by the contractor George A. Caldwell
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
SeatMonroe
Largest cityMonroe
Area
 • Total632 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Land610 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (50 km2)  3.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
256,761
 • Density252/sq mi (97/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district5th
WebsiteOuachita Parish Police Jury

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 2010 census, 253,720 people lived there.