Rapides Parish, Louisiana

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Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Upper view Rapides Parish courthouse, LA.jpg
Upper portion of the Rapides Parish Courthouse in Alexandria
Location within Louisiana
Location within Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Founded1807
Named forThe local river rapids
SeatAlexandria
Largest cityAlexandria
Area
 • Total1,362 sq mi (3,528 km2)
 • Land1,318 sq mi (3,414 km2)
 • Water44 sq mi (114 km2), 3.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)132,141
 • Density100/sq mi (40/km2)
Congressional district5th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.rppj.com

Rapides Parish is a parish in the U.S. State of Louisiana.