Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, United States. "Bossier City, Louisiana (LA) Detailed Profile" (notes), City Data, 2007, webpage: C-BC. "Census 2000 Data for the State of Louisiana" (town list), US Census Bureau, May 2003, webpage: C2000-LA. As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 56,461. Bossier City is closely tied to its larger sister city Shreveport, located on the western bank of the Red River. The Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area is the center of the region known as the Ark-La-Tex. Bossier is pronounced /ˈboʊʒər/, bō′·zhər. It is not the parish seat. The parish courthouse is located instead in Benton to the north of Bossier City.