|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. 2016 U.S. Census population: 23,464. 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.