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City of Shreveport
Flag of Shreveport, Louisiana
Official logo of Shreveport, Louisiana
Coat of arms
Location of Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Location of Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Coordinates: 32°30′53″N 93°44′50″W / 32.51472°N 93.74722°W / 32.51472; -93.74722Coordinates: 32°30′53″N 93°44′50″W / 32.51472°N 93.74722°W / 32.51472; -93.74722
Country United States
State Louisiana
ParishesCaddo, Bossier
IncorporatedMarch 20, 1839
Named forHenry Miller Shreve
 • MayorAdrian Perkins (Republican)
 • City Council
 • City122.35 sq mi (316.88 km2)
 • Land107.14 sq mi (277.48 km2)
 • Water15.21 sq mi (39.40 km2)
 • Metro
2,698 sq mi (6,987.8 km2)
144 ft (43. m)
 • City199,311
 • Estimate 
 • Rank3rd in Louisiana
122nd in United States
 • Density1,819.35/sq mi (702.45/km2)
 • Urban
298,317 (US: 126th)
 • Metro
443,708 (US: 119th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code22-70000

Shreveport (/ˈʃrvpt/ SHREEV-port) is a city in Louisiana. It has a population of 199,311 in 2010.[4] It is the third largest city in Louisiana, after New Orleans and Baton Rouge. It was founded in 1836 where the Red River meets the Texas Trail (now Interstate 20) and US Highway 80. The history of this city it was first adapted by the Caddo.

During the American Civil War, Shreveport was the capital of Louisiana from 1863–1865. The capital moved here after, first, Baton Rouge, and then Opelousas each fell under Union control. The city was a Confederate stronghold throughout the war and was the site of the headquarters of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate Army. Isolated from events in the east, the Civil War continued in the Trans-Mississippi theater for several weeks after Robert E. Lee's surrender in April 1865, and the Trans-Mississippi was the last Confederate command to surrender, on May 26, 1865. Confederate President Jefferson Davis attempted to flee to Shreveport when he left Richmond but was captured en route in Irwinville, Georgia.


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