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LaPlace is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States, along the east bank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The population is 32,134 at the 2010 census.LaPlace is the southern terminus of Interstate 55, where it joins with Interstate 10, and of US 51, where it terminates at the junction with US 61. LaPlace is located 25mi west of New Orleans.LaPlace's nickname is the "Andouille Capital of the World", referring to a variety of sausage.HistoryLaPlace was settled as a farming village in the 18th century during the French colonial era. It was named after early settler Basile Laplace.The city's railroad station was established in 1883.LaPlace was the birthplace of early jazz musicians Kid Ory and Wellman Braud.LaPlace has been designated "Andouille Capital of the World." An Andouille Festival is held every year in October. In his program "Feasting on Asphalt," TV chef Alton Brown visits LaPlace to sample its excellent sausage.
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