St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

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St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
StBernardParishCthouseJan07.jpg
St. Bernard Parish Courthouse
Map of Louisiana highlighting St. Bernard Parish
Location in the U.S. state of Louisiana
Map of the United States highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 31, 1807
Named forBernardo de Galvez
SeatChalmette
Largest communityChalmette
Area
 • Total2,158 sq mi (5,589 km2)
 • Land378 sq mi (979 km2)
 • Water1,781 sq mi (4,613 km2), 83
Population (est.)
 • (2017)46,202[1]
 • Density122/sq mi (47/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.sbpg.net

St. Bernard Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Bernard; Spanish: Parroquia de San Bernardo) is a parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,897.[2] The parish seat and largest community is Chalmette.[3] The parish was formed in 1807.[4] In 2006, because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina, about 25,489 people lived there.[5]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 2,158 square miles (5,590 km2), of which 378 square miles (980 km2) is land and 1,781 square miles (4,610 km2) (83%) is water.[6] It is the second largest parish in Louisiana by total area and has the largest percentage of area in water of any parish.

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References[change | change source]

  1. https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/stbernardparishlouisiana/PST045217
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "St. Bernard Parish". Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  5. "New Orleans population still cut by more than half". 29 Nov 2006 article by Reuters. Retrieved 2006-12-6. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2014.

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Coordinates: 29°53′N 89°21′W / 29.89°N 89.35°W / 29.89; -89.35