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Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the southern part of the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
111,860. The parish seat is Houma. The parish was founded in 1822.
Terrebonne Parish is part of the Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
It is the second-largest parish in the state in terms of land area, and it has been a center of Cajun culture since the 18th century. More than 10% of its residents speak French at home.
the parish was named in honor of the French phrase terre bonne or in English, good land.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Terrebonne Parish was created on 1822, from La Fourche Parish and the parish was named in honor of the French phrase terre bonne or in English, good land. The Parish seat is Houma.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 2,082 square miles (5,390 km2), of which 1,232 square miles (3,190 km2) is land and 850 square miles (2,200 km2) (41%) is water. It is the fifth-largest parish in Louisiana by land area and third-largest by total area. The Gulf of Mexico is located to the south of the parish.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Terrebonne Parish School District operates public schools.