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Allen Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameAllen Parish
Largest cityOakdale
US Area
Total Area766 sq mi (1983.9 km2)
Land Area764 sq mi (1978.8 km2)
Water Area1 sq mi (2.6 km2)
Population25440 (2000)
Density12.7/km2 (33/sq mi)
Named forConfederate General and Governor of Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Allen Parish ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Oberlin; a larger community is Oakdale. As of the 2000 census, the population was 25,440. Allen Parish is in southwestern Louisiana, southwest of Alexandria.

Allen Parish is named for former Confederate States Army general and Governor of Louisiana Henry Watkins Allen. It was separated in 1912 from the larger Calcasieu Parish to the southwest.

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