Shreveport, Louisiana

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Shreveport, Louisiana
City
City of Shreveport
From top, left to right: Downtown Shreveport skyline, the Lewis House, Caddo Parish Courthouse, Long-Allen Bridge, Gardens of the American Rose Center monument, and Shreveport Riverfront Fountain
From top, left to right: Downtown Shreveport skyline, the Lewis House, Caddo Parish Courthouse, Long-Allen Bridge, Gardens of the American Rose Center monument, and Shreveport Riverfront Fountain
Flag of Shreveport, Louisiana
Flag
Official logo of Shreveport, Louisiana
Coat of arms
Location of Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Location of Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Location in the United States of America
Shreveport, Louisiana is located in the US
Shreveport, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana (the US)
Coordinates: 32°30′53″N 93°44′50″W / 32.51472°N 93.74722°W / 32.51472; -93.74722Coordinates: 32°30′53″N 93°44′50″W / 32.51472°N 93.74722°W / 32.51472; -93.74722
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
Parishes Caddo, Bossier
Founded 1836
Incorporated March 20, 1839
Named for Henry Miller Shreve
Government
 • Mayor Ollie Tyler (D)
 • City Council
Area[1]
 • City 122.35 sq mi (316.88 km2)
 • Land 107.14 sq mi (277.48 km2)
 • Water 15.21 sq mi (39.40 km2)
 • Metro 2,698 sq mi (6,987.8 km2)
Elevation 144 ft (43. m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • City 199,311
 • Estimate (2017) 192,036
 • Rank 3rd in Louisiana
122nd in United States
 • Density 1,819.35/sq mi (702.45/km2)
 • Urban 298,317 (US: 126th)
 • Metro 443,708 (US: 119th)
Demonym(s) Shreveporter[3]
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-70000
Website shreveportla.gov
Red River bridge connecting Shreveport with Bossier City as photographed from the Clyde Fant Parkway

Shreveport (/ˈʃrvpɔːrt/ SHREEV-port) is a city in Louisiana. It has a population of 199,311 in 2010.[4] It is the third largest city in Louisiana, after New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It was founded in 1836 where the Red River meets the Texas Trail (now Interstate 20) and US Highway 80. The history of this city it was first adapted by the Caddo.

During the American Civil War, Shreveport was the capital of Louisiana from 1863–1865. The capital moved here after, first, Baton Rouge, and then Opelousas each fell under Union control. The city was a Confederate stronghold throughout the war and was the site of the headquarters of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate Army. Isolated from events in the east, the Civil War continued in the Trans-Mississippi theater for several weeks after Robert E. Lee's surrender in April 1865, and the Trans-Mississippi was the last Confederate command to surrender, on May 26, 1865. Confederate President Jefferson Davis attempted to flee to Shreveport when he left Richmond but was captured en route in Irwinville, Georgia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  3. "What is the proper demonym for someone from Shreveport?". Stack Exchange. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  4. "Shreveport(city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved November 26, 2011.

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