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Bossier Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameBossier Parish
Largest cityBossier City
US Area
Total Area867 sq mi (2245.5 km2)
Land Area839 sq mi (2173 km2)
Water Area28 sq mi (72.5 km2)
Population116979 (2010)
Density45.2/km2 (117/sq mi)
Named forUS Representative Pierre Bossier
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Bossier Parish ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Benton. As of 2010, the population was 116,979. The principal city is Bossier City, which is located east of the Red River from Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish.

Bossier Parish is part of the Shreveport - Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Shreveport - Bossier City - Minden Combined Statistical Area.

Lake Bistineau and Lake Bistineau State Park are included in parts of Bossier and neighboring Webster and Bienville parishes. Loggy Bayou flows south from Lake Bistineau in southern Bossier Parish, traverses western Bienville Parish, and in Red River Parish joins the Red River.

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