St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Coordinates: 29°53′N 89°21′W / 29.89°N 89.35°W / 29.89; -89.35
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St. Bernard Parish
St. Bernard Parish Courthouse
St. Bernard Parish Courthouse
Flag of St. Bernard Parish
Official seal of St. Bernard Parish
Map of Louisiana highlighting St. Bernard Parish
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
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Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 29°53′N 89°21′W / 29.89°N 89.35°W / 29.89; -89.35
Country United States
State Louisiana
FoundedMarch 31, 1807
Named forBernardo de Galvez
Largest cityChalmette
 • Total2,155 sq mi (5,582 km2)
 • Land378 sq mi (978 km2)
 • Water1,778 sq mi (4,604 km2)  82.5%
 • Total43,764
 • Density115.9/sq mi (44.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code504
Congressional district1st

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 2020 census, the population was 43,764.[1] The parish seat and largest community is Chalmette.[2] The parish was formed in 1807.[3]

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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.[4] 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. "QuickFacts: St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "St. Bernard Parish". Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  4. "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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29°53′N 89°21′W / 29.89°N 89.35°W / 29.89; -89.35