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Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Plaquemines Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the USA highlighting Louisiana
Louisiana's location in the U.S.
Founded 1807
Seat Pointe à la Hache
Largest City Belle Chasse
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,429 sq mi (6,290 km²)
845 sq mi (2,187 km²)
1,584 sq mi (4,102 km²), 65.22%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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).