Southwest Louisiana

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Southwest Louisiana
West Acadiana
Southwest Louisiana subregion highlighted in pink.
Southwest Louisiana subregion highlighted in pink.
Country United States
State Louisiana
Largest cityLake Charles
 • Total292,619

Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) is a five-parish area intersecting the Acadiana and Central Louisiana regions in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is composed of the following parishes (counties): Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis.[1][2] As of 2020, the combined population of the five parish area was 313,951.[3]

Southwest Louisiana has one metropolitan area: Lake Charles. The southwestern portion of Louisiana is also geographically and culturally attached to Southeast Texas.

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  1. ^ "Chamber / Southwest Louisiana". Archived from the original on 7 June 2004. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Long Term Care - Medicaid (Health Services Financing) - Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals". Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ Swift, George (August 17, 2021). "Census data key to redistricting". American Press. The American Press. Retrieved 18 August 2021.

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