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
Map of Louisiana highlighting Rapides Parish
Location in the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1807
Named for The local river rapids
Seat Alexandria
Largest city Alexandria
 • Total 1,362 sq mi (3,528 km2)
 • Land 1,318 sq mi (3,414 km2)
 • Water 44 sq mi (114 km2), 3.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 132,141
 • Density 100/sq mi (40/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.rppj.com

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