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Tensas Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameTensas Parish
SeatSt. Joseph
Largest cityNewellton
US Area
Total Area641 sq mi (1660.2 km2)
Land Area602 sq mi (1559.2 km2)
Water Area39 sq mi (101 km2)
Population5252 (2010)
Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Named forTensas or Taensa Native Americans
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Tensas Parish ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The seat of the parish is St. Joseph. In 2010, the population of Tensas Parish was 5,252; it is the least-populous of all sixty-four parishes.

The name Tensas is derived from the Taensa people.

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