Life in East Baton Rouge Parish

Q: Where is East Baton Rouge Parish?
A:
East Baton Rouge Parish is located in the south east portion of Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Metro Area includes nine parishes and the capital city of Baton Rouge. The Heart of Acadiana is the French region of Louisiana consisting of 22 parishes.

Q: What is special about East Baton Rouge Parish?
A:
Baton Rouge was named for the red cypress stick that seperated native hunting territories. It was settled by French speaking descendants of Acadians, most popularly referred to as Cajuns.

Q: What neighborhoods are in East Baton Rouge Parish?
A:
Called the "Great American Hometown," the city of Baker is located within East Baton Rouge Parish. Central City is the most recent city to incorporate in Lousiana, and the town of Zachary ranks as the top Lousiana school district.

Q: What is there to do in East Baton Rouge Parish?
A:
East Baton Rouge Parish is host to the world famous Mardi Gras, meaning "Fat Tuesday" in French. Carnival celebrations, festivals and parades bring thousands of tourists and vistors to the area each year.

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