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Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameTangipahoa Parish
StateLouisiana
SeatAmite City
Largest cityHammond
US Area
Total Area823 sq mi (2131.6 km2)
Land Area790 sq mi (2046.1 km2)
Water Area33 sq mi (85.5 km2)
Population100588 (2000)
Density49/km2 (127/sq mi)
Named forAcolapissa word meaning ear of corn or those who gather corn
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Tangipahoa Parish (French: Paroisse de Tangipahoa) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana, one of the Florida Parishes. The parish seat is Amite City, but the major city is Hammond. As of 2006, the population was 113,137. Tangipahoa comes from an Acolapissa word meaning "ear of corn" or "those who gather corn."

The Hammond Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Tangipahoa Parish.


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