Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Plaquemines Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1807
Seat Pointe à la Hache
Largest City Belle Chasse
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,429 sq mi (6,290 km²)
845 sq mi (2,187 km²)
1,584 sq mi (4,102 km²), 65.22%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,757
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.plaqueminesparish.com/
Named for: Louisiana French word for persimmons

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).