The city of Shreveport was incorporated in 20 March 1839. Shreveport's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Cedric Glover (D).
Shreveport encompasses land area: 103.1 sq mi (267 km2), water area: 14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2) 12.39%%. The elevation is 144 ft (43. m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,692/sq mi (653.3/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Local area codes are 318. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.shreveportla.gov/.