Alexandria is located in the heart of Central Louisiana (CenLA) and is a vibrant commercial, retail, educational and healthcare center. It is the parish seat of Rapides Parish.
The city offers a variety of arts and cultural events and venues, such as the Alexandria Museum of Art, the Louisiana History Museum, and the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.
Residents and tourists alike enjoy area lakes, outdoor recreation, golf, an acclaimed zoo, historic sites, and annual events such as CenlaBration, RiverFest and Mardi Gras.
Alexandria, as a popular convention destination, has an active hotel industry providing accomodations for many out-of-town visitors. The Alexandria Riverfront Center in downtown Alexandria on the Red River offers all the amenities of big city convention centers combined with the convenience of being centrally located within Louisiana.
The population of the City of Alexandria in 2010 was 47,723, with neighboring Pineville across the Red River having 14,555 residents. Other area communities include Tioga, Ball, Libuse, Paradise, Holloway, Buckeye, Deville, Pollock, Bentley, Fishville, Kolin, and many others.
This website covers a multitude of facets about Alexandria, including government, tourism, things to do, transportation, arts & culture, outdoor recreation and more. And be sure to explore Alexandria's rich historic past in the Alexandria Retrospective!