Shreveport is the third largest city in the state of Louisiana, the 99th largest city in the United States, and is also the seat of Caddo Parish, located in the northwestern area of the state. Its population was just over 200,000 as of 2000, and the extensive Shreveport-Bossier Metropolitan Area has a combined population of over 375,000.
The city was founded in 1835 and incorporated in 1839. It was originally founded by the Shreve Town Company, which sought to build a town around the Red River in northwestern Louisiana, and during the Civil War the city was actually the capital of Louisiana, and, due to its strategic location, was one of the last cities in the Confederacy to fall into Union hands.
After the war, the city was made famous by its many riverboat casinos, which has become a popular attraction. Crime, however, stays low, due to these casinos being on the river, and the area is heavily patrolled.
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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- City of Shreveport Official Website: https://www.shreveportla.gov/
- Shreveport on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreveport,_Louisiana
- The Official Guide to Shreveport: http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/
- Shreveport on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Shreveport-Louisiana.html
Shreveport Zip Codes Include:
71101, 71102, 71103, 71104, 71105, 71106, 71107, 71108, 71109, 71115, 71118, 71119, 71120, 71129, 71130, 71133, 71134, 71135, 71136, 71137, 71138, 71148, 71149, 71150, 71151, 71152, 71153, 71154, 71156, 71161, 71162, 71163, 71164, 71165, 71166