North Louisiana

North Louisiana (French: Louisiane du Nord) (also known locally as "Sportsman's Paradise", a name sometimes attributed to the state as a whole) is a region in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The region has two metropolitan areas: Shreveport-Bossier City and Monroe-West Monroe and one micropolitan area | Ruston-Grambling.

The northwestern portion of Louisiana is culturally and economically attached to Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. Combined they comprise the Ark-La-Tex area as the northeastern portion of Louisiana, Southeast Arkansas, and Northwest Mississippi are known as the Ark-La-Miss. The Louisiana Central Hill Country, the hilly areas of LaSalle, Grant, Winn, Caldwell, Natchitoches, Jackson, and Bienville Parishes, extend into portions of North Louisiana's border with Central Louisiana (CenLa).

Metro/Micropolitan areas

There is one Combined Statistical Area, two Metropolitan Statistical Area, and two Micropolitan Statistical Areas that include North Louisiana parishes.

Parishes

North Louisiana consists of the following 19 parishes:

See also

References

    • "North Louisiana History". Michigan State University. 2003-03-15.<--Broken link, May 2017.


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