Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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Plaquemines Parish
Plaquemines Parish Courthouse
Plaquemines Parish Courthouse
Map of Louisiana highlighting Plaquemines Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°23′N 89°29′W / 29.39°N 89.48°W / 29.39; -89.48
Country United States
State Louisiana
Founded1807
Named forLouisiana French word for persimmons
SeatPointe à la Hache
Largest communityBelle Chasse
Area
 • Total2,567 sq mi (6,650 km2)
 • Land780 sq mi (2,000 km2)
 • Water1,787 sq mi (4,630 km2)  70%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
23,495
 • Density30/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
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).