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Bienville Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameBienville Parish
Largest cityArcadia
US Area
Total Area822 sq mi (2129 km2)
Land Area811 sq mi (2100.5 km2)
Water Area11 sq mi (28.5 km2)
Population15752 (2000)
Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Named forJean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, founder of New Orleans
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Bienville Parish ( ) is a parish located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Arcadia and as of the 2000 census, the population is 15,752.

The highest point in Louisiana, a hill known as Mt. Driskill, 535 ft (163.1 m) in elevation, is located in north central Bienville Parish. The mountain is located on private land with public access by walking trail. It is named for James Christopher Driskill, a 19th century landowner. Nearby is Jordan Mountain, with an elevation of 493 ft (150.3 m).

Lake Bistineau and Lake Bistineau State Park embrace parts of Bienville and neighboring Webster and Bossier parishes.

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