Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
|Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana|
Plaquemines Parish Courthouse
Location within Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Louisiana French word for persimmons|
|Seat||Pointe à la Hache|
|Largest community||Belle Chasse|
|• Total||2,567 sq mi (6,648 km2)|
|• Land||780 sq mi (2,020 km2)|
|• Water||1,787 sq mi (4,628 km2), 70%|
|• Density||30/sq mi (10/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
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).