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Cities in Louisiana

Located in Southern United States, Louisiana is the 33rd most extensive and the 25th most populous state of the country. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and the second largest city by population. As of 2016, the city had an estimated population of 227,715 inhabitants. New Orleans is the largest city of the state and had a population of 391,495 people. Shreveport and Lafayette are the other largest cities with populations of 194,920 and 127,626 people, respectively. Mound is the least populated with and had an estimated population of just 17 people, as of 2016. Covering an area of 169.42 square miles, New Orleans is the largest city by area. Napoleonville, which covers an area of 0.17 square miles, is the smallest city by area. Natchitoches, which was incorporated in 1712, was the first municipality to incorporate, while Central, which was incorporated in 2005, was the newest city to incorporate.

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Cities in Louisiana


Nicknamed the 'Bayou State', Louisiana is located in southeastern United States. It is known for Creole and Cajun food, biological diversity, plantation homes, bayous, Mardi Gras celebrations, and Southern hospitality.
New Orleans, referred as “The Crescent City”, is known as the birthplace of jazz and its annual celebrations and festivals dating to French colonial times. Notable tourist attractions in the city's historical French Quarter are include Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, and a market. A veritable melting pot of different cultures, Baton Rouge is the state capital and the second-largest city in Louisiana.

Shreveport is the commercial center of the Ark-La-Tex region, where the state boundaries of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet. Metairie, Lafayette, Monroe, and Alexandria are other cities in Louisiana worth visiting.

Getting In and Around

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR) are among the busiest airports in the state. Amtrak's City of New Orleans, Sunset Limited, and Crescent traverse the state. Interstate Highways (I-10, I-49, and I-20) U.S. Highways (US 190, US 167, US 71, and US 165) pass through the state.

List of Cities in Louisiana

City NameParish (County)Population (2010)
New OrleansOrleans343,829
Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge 229,493
ShreveportCaddo199,311
LafayetteLafayette120,623
Lake CharlesCalcasieu71,993
KennerJefferson66,702
Bossier CityBossier61,315
MonroeOuachita48,815
AlexandriaRapides47,723
HoumaTerrebonne33,727
New IberiaIberia30,617
SlidellSt. Tammany27,068
CentralEast Baton Rouge 26,864
RustonLincoln21,859
SulphurCalcasieu20,410
HammondTangipahoa20,019
GretnaJefferson17,736
OpelousasSt. Landry16,634
ZacharyEast Baton Rouge 14,960
ThibodauxLafourche14,566
PinevilleRapides14,555
BakerEast Baton Rouge 13,895
CrowleyAcadia13,265
MindenWebster13,082
West MonroeOuachita13,065
Morgan CitySt. Mary & St. Martin12,404
AbbevilleVermilion12,257
BogalusaWashington12,232
MandevilleSt. Tammany11,560
BastropMorehouse11,365
DeRidderBeauregard10,578
Fairview AlphaNatchitoches Or Red River 10,541
EuniceSt. Landry10,398
JenningsJefferson Davis10,383
Denham SpringsLinvingston10,215
 
City NameParish (County)Population (2010)
GonzalesAscension9,781
HarahanJefferson9,277
CovingtonSt. Tammany8,765
ScottLafayette8,614
WestwegoJefferson8,534
BroussardLafayette & St. Martin8,197
Breaux BridgeSt. Martin8,139
YoungsvilleLafayette8,105
WelcomeSt. James8,000
RayneAcadia7,953
FranklinSt. Mary7,660
CarencroLafayette7,526
DonaldsonvilleAscension7,436
Ville PlatteEvangeline7,430
TallulahMadison7,335
PlaquemineIberville7,119
St. GabrielIberville6,677
LeesvilleVernon6,612
PonchatoulaTangipahoa6,559
St. MartinvilleSt. Martin6,114
PattersonSt. Mary6,112
MarksvilleAvoyelles5,702
JeaneretteIberia5,530
SpringhillWebster5,269
Port AllenWest Baton Rouge5,180
MansfieldDesoto5,001
GramblingLincoln4,949
WinnsboroFranklin4,910
WinnfieldWinn4,840
New RoadsPointe Coupee4,831
KaplanVermilion4,600
WestlakeCalcasieu4,568
BunkieAvoyelles4,171
DeQuincyCalcasieu3,235


Last Updated Date: August 28th, 2017

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