North Louisiana


North Louisiana
Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana
The North region is shaded in brown.
The North region is shaded in brown.
CountryUnited States
 • Total802,618

North Louisiana (French: Louisiane du Nord), also known locally as Sportsman's Paradise,[2][3] (a name sometimes attributed to the state as a whole) is a region in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The region has two metropolitan areas: Shreveport-Bossier City and Monroe-West Monroe; the Shreveport area is the largest metropolitan area by population in North Louisiana.


The northwestern portion of Louisiana is culturally and economically attached to Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. Combined they comprise the Ark-La-Tex area, just as the northeastern portion of Louisiana, Southeast Arkansas, and Northwest Mississippi are known as the Ark-La-Miss. The Louisiana Central Hill Country, the hilly areas of LaSalle, Grant, Winn, Caldwell, Natchitoches, Jackson, Lincoln, and Bienville parishes,[4] extend into portions of North Louisiana's border with Central Louisiana.

Metropolitan and micropolitan areas

There are two combined statistical areas, two metropolitan statistical areas, and two micropolitan statistical areas that include North Louisiana parishes.


North Louisiana consists of the following 19 parishes:

See also


  1. ^ "Population, Population Change, and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 (NST-EST2019-alldata)". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 26, 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Sports and Sporting Events in Shreveport and Bossier". Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  3. ^ "Louisiana's Dynamic Culture - Regions of Louisiana". Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  4. ^ "The People of the North Central Louisiana Hill Country". Louisiana State University.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  • "North Louisiana History". Michigan State University. 2003-03-15.<--Broken link, May 2017.

External links

  • Map of Louisiana regions
  • Clickable Louisiana Map