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Iberia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 73,240. The parish was formed in 1868.
The parish seat is New Iberia.
Iberia Parish is named for the Iberian Peninsula.
Iberia Parish is part of the Lafayette, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The parish was named in honor of Spanish settlers in honor of the Iberian Peninsula.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Iberia Parish was created on 1868, from St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes and the parish was named in honor of Spanish settlers in honor of the Iberian Peninsula. The Parish seat is New Iberia
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 1,031 square miles (2,670 km2), of which 574 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 456 square miles (1,180 km2) (44%) is water.
Iberia Parish is located in south Louisiana. Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge is located in this parish. The Bayou Teche is a 125-mile-long waterway of great national importance in south central Louisiana runs through this parish.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Iberia Parish School System serves the parish.