Ouachita Parish, Louisiana

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Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Ouachita Parish Courthouse IMG 1301.JPG
Ouachita Parish Courthouse in Monroe was built in the 1930s by the contractor George A. Caldwell
Map of Louisiana highlighting Ouachita Parish
Location in the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded March 31, 1807
Named for Ouachita people
Seat Monroe
Largest city Monroe
Area
 • Total 632 sq mi (1,637 km2)
 • Land 610 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Water 21 sq mi (54 km2), 3.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 156,761
 • Density 252/sq mi (97/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website Ouachita 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, 153,720 people lived there.