Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Parish of Ouachita
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
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Country United States
State Louisiana
RegionNorth Louisiana
FoundedMarch 31, 1807
Named forOuachita people
Parish seat (and largest city)Monroe
Area
 • Total1,640 km2 (632 sq mi)
 • Land1,600 km2 (610 sq mi)
 • Water50 km2 (21 sq mi)
 • percentage9 km2 (3.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total160,368
 • RankLA: 8th
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code318
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.