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
Location within Louisiana
Location within Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
FoundedMarch 31, 1807
Named forOuachita people
SeatMonroe
Largest cityMonroe
Area
 • Total632 sq mi (1,637 km2)
 • Land610 sq mi (1,580 km2)
 • Water21 sq mi (54 km2), 3.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)256,761
 • Density252/sq mi (97/km2)
Congressional district5th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
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.