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Central Louisiana

Crossroads
Region
Downtown Green Space in Alexandria, LA
Downtown Green Space in Alexandria, LA
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The Central Louisiana region is shaded in green.
Country  United States
States  Louisiana
Population (2010)
 • Total 377,592

Central Louisiana (Cenla), also known as the Crossroads region, is the part of Louisiana that includes the following parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, La Salle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, and Vernon.

The largest communities in the region as of the 2010 Census were Alexandria (47,893), Natchitoches (18,323) and Pineville (14,555).

Central Louisiana is a land of physical and cultural contrasts. Extensive prairies, piney hill country, minor swamplands and deciduous forests make up its geography. It also has clear streams with sandy bottoms and large rivers that carry waterborne freight.

Metro/Micropolitan areas

There is one Combined Statistical Area, one Metropolitan Statistical Area, and four

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