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).
- Shreveport - Bossier City metropolitan area (Caddo, Bossier, Webster, and DeSoto parishes)
- Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area (Ouachita and Union parishes)
- Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area (Lincoln Parish)
- Bastrop Micropolitan Statistical Area (Morehouse Parish)
- Monroe-Ruston-Bastrop Combined Statistical Area (Ouachita, Lincoln, Morehouse and Union parishes)
North Louisiana consists of the following 19 parishes:
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