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Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameLafourche Parish
StateLouisiana
SeatThibodaux
Largest cityThibodaux
US Area
Total Area1472 sq mi (3812.5 km2)
Land Area1085 sq mi (2810.2 km2)
Water Area388 sq mi (1004.9 km2)
Population89974 (2000)
Density32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Named forla fourche, French for the fork
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Lafourche Parish ( ) is a parish located in the south of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It was originally the northern part of Lafourche Interior Parish, which consisted of the present parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne. The parish seat is Thibodaux. In 2000, its population was 89,974.

Lafourche Parish is part of the Houma - Bayou Cane - Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.


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