About the Parish

Terrebonne, which means “Good Earth”, is blessed with an abundance of seafood, wildlife and natural resources. Our landscape is most likely to look more waterscape than land, but we are the second largest parish in Louisiana. Known for our endless bayous, dark-water swamps, red crawfish, and food festivals, Terrebonne Parish is a unique part of “Cajun Country”.

Terrebonne Parish consists of 987.358 square miles in land and 1079.330 square miles in water for a total area of 2066.88 square miles. It is composed of low flat land with a topography varying from prairies and wooded areas about 12’ above sea level in the northern part, to bayous, lakes and salt marshes in the southern section.

Terrebonne has always depended on Mother Nature for its livelihood. Oil and gas are the primary source of revenue. Oyster, shrimp, crabs, and fish are the major seafood contributors to the economy. Sugarcane, cattle, citrus and vegetables are the major agronomic crops in the parish.

Terrebonne is a central location for a visitor who wishes to see all the sights and sounds of the Cajun Culture of South Louisiana.

Below are helpful links to local and state facilities to help you familiarize yourself with our area.

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The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture