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Ville de Lafayette, Louisiane
City of Lafayette
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Location of Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Lafayette in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°2′W / 30.217°N 92.033°W / 30.217; -92.033Coordinates: 30°13′N 92°2′W / 30.217°N 92.033°W / 30.217; -92.033
Country United States
State Louisiana
ParishLafayette
Founded1821 as Vermilionville
Renamed1884 as Lafayette
Founded byJean Mouton
Named forGeneral Gilbert du Motier, Marquis De Lafayette
Government
 • TypeConsolidated City-Parish
 • City-Parish PresidentJoel Robideaux (Republican)
Area
 • City Total53.91 sq mi (139.63 km2)
 • Land53.81 sq mi (139.37 km2)
 • Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)  auto%
 • Metro
5,252 sq mi (13,600 km2)
Elevation
36 ft (11 m)
Population
 • City Total120,623
 • Estimate 
(2016)
127,626
 • RankUS: 214th
LA: 4th
LF: 1st
 • Density2,371.75/sq mi (915.74/km2)
 • Urban
252,720 (US: 148th)
 • Metro
490,488 (US: 108th)
 • CSA
627,146 (US: 77th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
70501–9, 70593, 70596, 70598
FIPS code22-40735
Websitewww.lafayettetravel.com

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.

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Interstates

Number Highway
10 I-10.svg I-10
49 I-49.svg I-49

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Other websites

Website
Lafayette Consolidated Government
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
Lafayette Conventions and Visitors Center