St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

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Saint Tammany Parish
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St. Tammany Parish Justice Center
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Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
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Coordinates: 30°24′N 89°58′W / 30.4°N 89.96°W / 30.4; -89.96
Country United States
State Louisiana
FoundedOctober 27, 1810
Named forIndian Chief Tamanend
Largest citySlidell
 • Total1,124 sq mi (2,910 km2)
 • Land846 sq mi (2,190 km2)
 • Water279 sq mi (720 km2)  25%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

St. Tammany Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Tammany) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana, in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The parish seat is Covington, and as of 2000, the population was 191,268. In 2004, the population was estimated to have grown to 212,000, and after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina the following year, the population was estimated by St. Tammany Planners to be about 264,000. Most new residents are thought to have come from St. Bernard Parish. If correct, these figures make St. Tammany Parish the fastest-growing parish in the state, overtaking Livingston and Ascension parishes.

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Coordinates: 30°24′N 89°58′W / 30.40°N 89.96°W / 30.40; -89.96