Bossier Parish, Louisiana

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Bossier Parish (French: Paroisse de Bossier) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Benton. As of 2000, the population was 98,310. The principal city is Bossier City, which is located east of the Red River from Shreveport, the seat of Caddo Parish.

Bossier Parish is part of the Shreveport–Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Shreveport–Bossier City–Minden Combined Statistical Area.

Lake Bistineau and Lake Bistineau State Park are included in parts of Bossier and neighboring Webster and Bienville parishes. Loggy Bayou flows south from Lake Bistineau in southern Bossier Parish, traverses western Bienville Parish, and in Red River Parish joins the Red River.



Bossier Parish is named for Pierre Bossier, a 19th-century Louisiana state senator and U.S. representative from Natchitoches Parish.

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