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The Parishes of Louisiana

Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles

Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier

Caddo, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Cameron, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia

De Soto

East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline



Iberia, Iberville

Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis

La Salle, Lafayette, Lafourche, Lincoln, Livingston

Madison, Morehouse


Orleans, Ouachita

Plaquemines, Point Coupee

Rapides, Red River, Richland

Sabine, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany

Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne


Vermillion, Vernon

Washington, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn

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Geographic Areas of Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Plantation Country Cajun Country
Crossroads Sportsman Paradise

Greater New Orleans

New Orleans was founded in 1718, giving this area a long and treasured heritage. The French Quarter of New Orleans is well-known around the world, but there is more to this area than the French Quarter. The Garden district , in uptown New Orleans, has wide streets and large, spacious homes. The world-famous Mardi Gras takes place here.

Other communities in the Greater New Orleans area are: Chalmette, Belle Chasse, Buras, Marrero, Westwego, Grand Isle, Metairie, Kenner, Destrehan, Norco, Reserve, Garyville, LaPlace, Manchac, Ponchatoula, Hammond, Independence, Amite, Kentwood, Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville, Slidell, Bush, Bogalusa, Franklinton

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Plantation Country

This area is aptly named because old southern mansions abound along the gentle curves of the Mississippi River. Rambling walkways, tall, massive oak trees, Steamboats and southern belles are all part of the "Old South" in Plantation Country.

Baton Rouge, the capital city of Louisiana is in this area of Louisiana. Other communities in Plantation Country are: Port Vincent, Greensburg, Clinton, Jackson, St. Francisville, New Roads, Rosedale, Port Allen, Plaquemine, Geismar, Gonzales, Sorrento, Burnside, Donaldsonville, Vacherie, Lutcher, Gramercy

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Cajun Country

This area was settled by French-speaking Acadians during the 18th Century. It is known for its "joie de vivre." Swampland, gumbos, jambalaya with other Creole cooking along with Alligators and egrets and more make up Cajun Country.

See Cajun Country here: Lake Charles, Sulphur, DeQunicy, Vinton, Holly Beach, Cameron, Abbeville, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Jeanerette, Franklin, Morgan City, Patterson, Houma, Napoleonville, Thibodaux, Grand Marais, Breaux Bridge, Henderson, Lafayette

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Sportsman's Paradise

Northern Louisiana is the Sportsman's Paradise. Pine forests, lakes, rivers, streams and all that goes with it make up this area. Country music abounds as well as fisherman, hunters and nature-lovers in this picturesque area of Louisiana.

Some of the communities in this area are: Shreveport, Bossier City, Greenwood, Oil City, Vivian, Keatchie, Logansport, Mansfield, Coushatta, Toledo Bend, Minden, Homer, Haynesville, Summerfield, Junction City, Arcadia, Jonesboro, Ruston, Farmerville, Monroe, West Monroe, Bastrop, Rayville, Alto, Columbia, Winnsboro, Delhi-Epps, Oak Grove, Tallulah

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This is the area with the oldest permanent settlement from the Louisiana Purchase. The French culture of the south is said to meet the pioneer spirit of the north here. The Kisatchie National Forest is here. You'll find plantations, fields of cotton, sweet-smelling honeysuckle and bayous.

See the Crossroads in these communities: Alexandria, Pineville, Cheneyville, Elizabeth, Kinder, DeRidder, Leesville, Natchitoches, Robeline, Marthaville, Chestnut, Saline, Winnfield, Jena, Jonesville, Harrisonburg, Vidalia, St. Joseph

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