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Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish (of which it is the parish seat), within the Crossroads Region, southeast of Shreveport between Natchitoches and Opelousas along Interstate 49 on the banks of the Red River near Boyce, Lecompte, Pineville, and the Catahoula Ranger District & Evangeline Ranger District of the Kisatchie National Forest.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 45,800, a decrease of 3,249 since 1990.

Alexandria is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana metro area.

Alexandria Super 8 Motel | Evangeline Ranger District | Valentine Lake Recreation Area | Rapides Regional Medical Center |
History Loyd Hall Plantation |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Matt's Cabin/Inglewood Plantation |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Robert Wolf |
Health Resorts and Spas Nest Spa and Retreat |
Transportation Alexandria Intl Airport |

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06/29 Coming to The area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.