Other cities in the 318 area code include: Pineville, Minden, Bastrop, Oakdale, Tallulah, Marksville, Springhill, Grambling, Mansfield, Winnsboro, Jonesboro, Winnfield, Vidalia, Bunkie, Farmerville, Lake Providence, Rayville, Vivian, Jena, Ferriday, Haughton, Greenwood, Homer, Delhi, Arcadia, Many, Haynesville, Coushatta, Jonesville, Sterlington, Zwolle, Benton, Simmesport, Colfax, Logansport, Mansura, Cottonport, Oak Grove, Boyce, Olla, Bernice, Newellton, Glenmora, Epps, Cotton Valley, Choudrant, Oil City, Marion, Dubach, Gibsland, Sarepta, Lecompte, Plain Dealing, Wisner, Moreauville, Campti, Doyline, Hessmer, Waterproof, Mooringsport, Mangham, Montgomery, Pleasant Hill, Chatham, Florien, Mer Rouge, Pitkin, Cheneyville, Dry Prong, Hornbeck, Columbia, Sicily Island, Pollock, Monterey, Georgetown, Converse, Calhoun, Collinston, Keatchie, Baskin, Harrisonburg, Hosston, Belcher, Athens, Castor, Grand Cane, Rodessa, Sikes, Jamestown, Ida, Plaucheville, Lillie, Bienville, Lisbon, Shongaloo, Bonita, Oak Ridge, Spearsville, Gloster, Gilliam, Robeline, Sugartown, Downsville, Elm Grove, Elmer, Fort Necessity, Hineston, Keithville, Morrow, Pelican, Saint Landry, Saline, Sondheimer, Transylvania, and Tullos.
Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 113th-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish and extends along the Red River (most notably at Wright Island, the Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park, and Bagley Island) into neighboring Bossier Parish. Bossier City is separated from Shreveport by the Red River. The population of Shreveport was 199,311 in 2010, and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 441,000. The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau. Shreveport was founded in 1836 by the Shreve Town Company, a corporation established to develop a town at the juncture of the newly navigable Red River and the Texas Trail, an overland route into the newly independent Republic of Texas and, prior to that time, into Mexico. Shreveport is the commercial and cultural center of the Ark-La-Tex region, where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet.
Monroe is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. it is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish. In the official 2010 census, Monroe had a population of 48,815. The municipal population declined by 8.1 percent over the past decade; it was 53,107 in the 2000 census. After a recheck in 2012, the Census Bureau changed the 2010 population from 48,815 to 49,147. Mayor Jamie Mayo, however, maintains that the Monroe population is more than 50,000 and indicated that he will pursue a continued challenge to the count. Monroe is the principal city of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the parishes of Ouachita and Union. The two-parish area had a total population of 170,053 in 2000 and an estimated population of 172,275 as of July 1, 2007. The larger Monroe-Bastrop Combined Statistical Area is composed of both the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Bastrop Micropolitan Statistical Area. The CSA had a population of 201,074 in 2000.Monroe and the neighboring city of West Monroe (pop. 13,250), located just across the Ouachita River, are often referred to as the Twin Cities of northeast Louisiana.
Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. It is the principal city of the Alexandria metropolitan area (population 153,922) which encompasses all of Rapides and Grant parishes. Its neighboring city is Pineville. In 2010, the population was 47,723, an increase of 3 percent from the 2000 census.
The 318 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in Central Daylight Time is 3:08 PM on Apr 20, 2021.