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70433, 70434, 70435

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The population of Covington is approximately 9,109 (1997), 8765 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,358 (1990), 3639 (2010).

The amount of land area in Covington is 17.406 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.26 sq kilometers.
The distance from Covington to Washington DC is 959 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 60 miles. (as the crow flies)
Covington is positioned 30.47 degrees north of the equator and 90.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Covington elevation is 9 feet above sea level.
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Covington location: just north of Lake Pontchartrain and only 40 miles from New Orleans in southeastern Lousiana. A map page for Covington.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Covington is sub-tropical. There is sunshine 220 days a year, but sudden rainstorms may occur, especially during the summer months. Because of Covington's close location to the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricanes are sometimes a threat from July to November.
The weather in Covington is Ideal!! Long springs and extended falls bring average temperatures in the 80s during the day and the 60's during the night.
Covington average annual rainfall is 65 inches per year
Covington average temperature is 68 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 40's degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 90's degrees F.
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Covington history:

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The founder of Covington, John Wharton Collins, laid out the city with a system of streets and squares with central lots and alleys. They are known as "ox lots." He originally named the town Wharton, dedicating it to Thomas Jefferson. In 1816, when the legislature chartered the town, they renamed it in honor of General Leonard Covington of Natchez, a hero in the War of 1812. Collins did not happily agree with the renaming of the town he founded.
Covington has many historic buildings in its central area. The Covington area is noted for its clean air and water. Covington is the Parish seat for St. Tammany Parish.

St. Tammany Parish history:
The area that is now St. Tammany Parish was first explored in 1699 by a French-Canadian, Pierre Le Moyne Iberville. He was also the first European to view Lake Pontchartrain. The Parish was named for Delaware Indian Chief, Tamenand. The area remained largely unsettled until 1785 when settlers from Georgia and the Carolinas came into the territory. Settlements were formed along the local rivers and bayous.
The founding of Covington: July 4, 1813, by John Wharton Collins
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