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Monroe is located in Ouachita Parish (of which it is the parish seat) within the Sportsman's Paradise Region east of Shreveport, between Ruston and Delhi on the banks of the Ouachita River along Interstate 20 near the West Monroe, Bayou D'Arbonne River, Rayville, Richwood, Ouachita Wildlife Management Area, and the Cheniere Brake.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 53,612, a decrease of 1,297 since 1990.

Monroe is part of the Monroe, Louisiana metro area.

Historic Cotton Port |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Peking Restaurant | E A Conway Medical Center | Monroe Regional Acute Rehab Hospital | North Monroe Center | St Patricks Psychiatric Hospital |
History Bible Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Holiday Inn Atrium | Holiday Inn Holidome Monroe | Red Roof Inn |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Whitlock Realty |
Transportation Monroe Air Center |
Wildlife Viewing Lefebvre Veterinary Medical Center |

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11/20 Coming to The area
World Catfish Festival Belzoni MS April6 This whiskers and fin festival held every April celebrates the world's largest catfish fry. Bands ranging from Gospel, Country, to Rock-n-Roll and Blues! Free Kids Zone!
World Famous Armidillo Festival Hamburg AR May1-4 The World Famous Armidillo Festival takes place on Hamburg's town square and the surrounding blocks. Local bands play on Friday night of the festival and all day Saturday to ensure your weekend is the best.
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.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.