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Ville de Lafayette, Louisiane
|City of Lafayette|
Location of Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
|Founded||1821 as Vermilionville|
|Renamed||1884 as Lafayette|
|Founded by||Jean Mouton|
|Named for||General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis De Lafayette|
|• Type||Consolidated City-Parish|
|• City-Parish President||Joel Robideaux (Republican)|
|• City Total||53.91 sq mi (139.63 km2)|
|• Land||53.81 sq mi (139.37 km2)|
|• Water||0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2) auto%|
|• Metro||5,252 sq mi (13,600 km2)|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|• City Total||120,623|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||US: 214th|
|• Density||2,371.75/sq mi (915.74/km2)|
|• Urban||252,720 (US: 148th)|
|• Metro||490,488 (US: 108th)|
|• CSA||627,146 (US: 77th)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
70501–9, 70593, 70596, 70598
Lafayette is the fourth-largest city in the state of Louisiana (after New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport). The original name was Vermilionville, as which it was founded around 1821. The name Lafayette comes from the name of a French military hero who fought alongside and aided the American Army during American Revolutionary War. In 2010 the population was over one hundred and twenty thousand. The city lies in Lafayette Parish.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. https://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/2016_Gazetteer/2016_gaz_place_22.txt. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
|Lafayette Consolidated Government|
|Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce|
|Lafayette Conventions and Visitors Center|