Opelousas

city, seat (1805) of St. Landry parish, south-central Louisiana, U.S. It lies on the Gulf Coastal Plain, 20 miles (32 km) north of Lafayette. Founded ...
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Opelousas

Opelousas (opulOO'sus) , city (1990 pop. 18,151), seat of St. Landry parish, S central La.; inc. 1821. Its industries are based chiefly on the agricultural products and livestock of the surrounding region. Oil and gas wells are nearby. Opelousas still retains some of its early French and Spanish...
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