St. Gabriel, Louisiana

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St. Gabriel is a city in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,514 at the 2000 census. The city of St. Gabriel includes the areas of Sunshine and Carville. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

St. Gabriel was incorporated as a town in 1994 and received city designation in 2001.[1] It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, approximately 12 miles south of Baton Rouge. Bayou Manchac serves as the official boundary between St. Gabriel, Ascension Parish, and East Baton Rouge Parish. Over the years, the area has been transformed from a primarily agricultural economy to one that is now dominated by the petrochemical industry.[citation needed]

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Geography

St. Gabriel is located at 30°15′13″N 91°6′5″W / 30.25361°N 91.10139°W / 30.25361; -91.10139 (30.253739, -91.101305)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 29.0 square miles (75.0 km²), of which, 28.7 square miles (74.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (0.76%) is water.

St. Gabriel sits along the east bank of the Mississippi River, between the boundaries of Ascension Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish.[3]

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