Louisiana is divided into sixty-four parishes. On March 31, 1807, the territorial legislature divided the state into 19 parishes, without getting rid of the
old counties (which continued to exist until 1845). In 1811, a constitutional convention organized the state into seven judicial districts, each consisting of groups of
parishes. In 1816, the first official map of the state used the term, as did the 1845 constitution. Since then, the official term has been parishes.
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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 seat is New
Iberia. The parish was formed in 1868 and named for the Iberian Peninsula.
Iberia Parish is part of the Lafayette, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Iberia Parish Name
The parish was named in honor of Spanish settlers in honor of the Iberian Peninsula.