Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Plaquemines Courthouse March 2012.jpg
Plaquemines Parish Courthouse
Location within Louisiana
Location within Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Founded1807
Named forLouisiana French word for persimmons
SeatPointe à la Hache
Largest communityBelle Chasse
Area
 • Total2,567 sq mi (6,648 km2)
 • Land780 sq mi (2,020 km2)
 • Water1,787 sq mi (4,628 km2), 70%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)23,495
 • Density30/sq mi (10/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.plaqueminesparish.com

Plaquemines Parish (Cajun French: Paroisse Plaquemine) is the parish with the biggest combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe à la Hache. As of 2000, the parish's population was 26,757.

The name is pronounced ['plɑ.kə.mɪnz] (transcription in IPA).