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North Louisiana
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana
The North region is shaded in brown.
The North region is shaded in brown.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 802,618

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; the Shreveport area is the largest metropolitan area by population in North Louisiana.

Geography

The northwestern portion of Louisiana is culturally and economically attached to Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. Combined they comprise the Ark-La-Tex area, just 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, Lincoln, and Bienville parishes, extend into portions of North Louisiana's border with Central Louisiana.

Metropolitan and micropolitan areas

There are two combined statistical areas, two metropolitan statistical areas, and two micropolitan statistical areas that include North Louisiana parishes.

Parishes

North Louisiana consists of the following 19 parishes:

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