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New Iberia

If you're looking for a taste of cajun culture, you've come to the right place. New Iberia is the "Queen City of the Bayou Teche," located in southern Louisiana, between Lafayette and New Orleans. Here you will find a multitude of historic sites among the many attractions this city has to offer.

New Iberia

The following pages will help you explore the city of New Iberia.







Fast facts about New Iberia:

  • The City of New Iberia was founded on the banks of Bayou Teche in 1779 by a group of Spaniards from Malaga (Louisiana became the 18th state on April 30, 1812).
  • New Iberia is the only extant town in Louisiana to be founded by Spaniards during the colonial era.
  • There are 32,778 people in New Iberia.
  • During the Civil War, New Iberia was twice occupied by Union forces - April and May 1863 during the Teche Campaign and October 1863 until the end of the war as part of the Great Texas Overland Expedition.
  • New Iberia is 23 feet above sea level.
  • The Port of Iberia contains 70 industries producing more than $200 million in retail sales annually.

Source: City of New Iberia  

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