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Jena, Louisiana

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Jena (ˈdʒiːnə) is a town in, and the parish seat of, La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,398 at the 2010 census. History Jena was named for Jena, Germany, where French Emperor Napoleon I won the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt in 1806. The town in Louisiana was founded exactly one hundred years later. In September 2006, Jena became the focus of national news stories in the United States for a racial controversy involving its school system and a group of students known as the Jena Six. Geography Jena is at (31.689993, -92.124781) and has an elevation of . According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has an area of , all land. Surrounding communities Residents of these rural communities frequent Jena for school, work, and shopping. *Midway *Olla, Louisiana *Jonesville, Louisiana
*Trout, Louisiana *Nebo *Summerville *Good Pine *Possum Point *Belah *Fellowship *White Sulphur Springs *Searcy *Whitehall *Rhinehart
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