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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameWest Baton Rouge Parish
SeatPort Allen
Largest cityPort Allen
US Area
Total Area204 sq mi (528.4 km2)
Land Area191 sq mi (494.7 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population21601 (2000)
Density43.6/km2 (113/sq mi)
Named forbâton rouge, French for red stick
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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West Baton Rouge Parish ( ) is one of the sixty-four parishes in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and is the smallest in area. The parish seat is Port Allen and as of 2010, the population was 23,788. The parish has a highly-rated school system and is one of the few in Louisiana that has privatized school bus services . West Baton Rouge saw a very small percentage of growth after Hurricane Katrina with the latest estimate (July 2006) put about 864 extra residents into the parish .

West Baton Rouge Parish is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge - Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

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