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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
|Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana|
Location in the state of Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
|Seat||Pointe à la Hache|
|Largest City||Belle Chasse|
2,429 sq mi (6,290 km²)
845 sq mi (2,187 km²)
1,584 sq mi (4,102 km²), 65.22%
32/sq mi (12/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Louisiana French word for persimmons|
Plaquemines Parish (Cajun French: Paroisse Plaquemine) is the parish with the biggest combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe à la Hache. As of 2000, the parish's population was 26,757.
The name is pronounced ['plɑ.kə.mɪnz] (transcription in IPA).