|Plaquemines Parish Louisiana Cities/Towns - Belle Chasse, Boothville, Buras, Empire, Myrtle Grove, Phoenix, Pointe a la Hache (Parish Seat), Venice
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Plaquemines Parish (Cajun French: Paroisse des Plaquemines) is the parish with the most combined land and water area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Pointe la Hache.
The name "Plaquemines" comes from a Native American word, piakimin, meaning persimmon. It was first used to name an old military post on the banks of the Mississippi which was surrounded by a large number of persimmon trees. Eventually the name was applied to the entire parish.