Houma is the parish seat of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, and is the largest principal city of the Houma–Bayou Cane–Thibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population of the city was just over 33,000, and the city itself derives its name from the Houmas Indian Tribe, but this is not recognized by the US Bureau of Indian Affairs.


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Houma was founded in 1810 by settlers looking for a new life in the swamps of Louisiana, and was incorporated in 1848 as Houma. The city is known for its Cajun influences, and throughout the 20th century the city grew into the city it is known as today. Manufacturing is present in the city, and its Cajun roots offer a diverse understanding of the city proper.

The climate is humid subtropical, which means that summers are typically hot and humid, and unlike most Midwest cities, summers are mild with the occasional cold snap during late December or early January. Average highs during summer hover around the upper 90\’s, while the lows drop around 65. During the winter, temperatures get up to about 65, while lows drop in the low 50\’s to high 40\’s.

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