Place:Carencro, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

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NameCarencro
Alt namesLa Chapellesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22003644
Saint Pierresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22003644
TypeCity
Coordinates30.314°N 92.044°W
Located inLafayette, Louisiana, United States
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Carencro[p] (historically ) is a small city in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. It is a suburb of the nearby city of Lafayette. The population was 6,120 at the 2000 census. Its name comes from the Cajun French word for buzzard: the spot was one where large flocks of buzzards roosted in the bald cypress trees. The name means "carrion crow."

Carencro is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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