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Louisiana State Facts

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  • Capital: Baton Rouge

  • Largest city: New Orleans

  • Highest point: Driskill Mountain, 535 ft (163 m)

  • Lowest point: New Orleans, −8 ft (−2.5 m)

  • Admission to Union: April 30, 1812 (18th)

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Louisiana State Information

  • French Acadians, who came to be known as Cajuns, settled the swamps of southern Louisiana, especially in the Atchafalaya Basin.

  • Louisiana is rich in petroleum and natural gas

  • Creole culture is an amalgamation that takes a little from the French, Spanish, African, and Native American cultures

  • Louisiana is often affected by tropical cyclones and is very vulnerable to strikes by major hurricanes, particularly the lowlands around and in the New Orleans area

  • Louisiana has had more then it's fair share of disasters this past decade September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina September 1, 2008, Hurricane Gustav April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Well officially sealed: September 19, 2010

Louisiana Points of Interest

Louisiana Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Louisiana, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Louisiana State Parishes

64 Parishes in Louisiana

  1. Acadia Parish

  2. Allen Parish

  3. Ascension Parish

  4. Assumption Parish

  5. Avoyelles Parish

  6. Beauregard Parish

  7. Bienville Parish

  8. Bossier Parish

  9. Caddo Parish

  10. Calcasieu Parish

  11. Caldwell Parish

  12. Cameron Parish

  13. Catahoula Parish

  14. Claiborne Parish

  15. Concordia Parish

  16. De Soto Parish

  17. East Baton Rouge Parish

  18. East Carroll Parish

  19. East Feliciana Parish

  20. Evangeline Parish

  21. Franklin Parish

  22. Grant Parish

  23. Iberia Parish

  24. Iberville Parish

  25. Jackson Parish

  26. Jefferson Parish

  27. Jefferson Davis Parish

  28. La Salle Parish

  29. Lafayette Parish

  30. Lafourche Parish

  31. Lincoln Parish

  32. Livingston Parish

  33. Madison Parish

  34. Morehouse Parish

  35. Natchitoches Parish

  36. Orleans Parish

  37. Ouachita Parish

  38. Plaquemines Parish

  39. Pointe Coupee Parish

  40. Rapides Parish

  41. Red River Parish

  42. Richland Parish

  43. Sabine Parish

  44. St. Bernard Parish

  45. St. Charles Parish

  46. St. Helena Parish

  47. St. James Parish

  48. St. John the Baptist Parish

  49. St. Landry Parish

  50. St. Martin Parish

  51. St. Mary Parish

  52. St. Tammany Parish

  53. Tangipahoa Parish

  54. Tensas Parish

  55. Terrebonne Parish

  56. Union Parish

  57. Vermilion Parish

  58. Vernon Parish

  59. Washington Parish

  60. Webster Parish

  61. West Baton Rouge Parish

  62. West Carroll Parish

  63. West Feliciana Parish

  64. Winn Parish

Our Story

  • Louisiana is located in the south region of the U.S. And is the 31st ranked most extensive state with a total land area of almost 52,000 square miles. It is also the 25th ranked state in terms of population with roughly more than 4.5 million people living inside the states borders. The state capital is Baton Rouge, however its largest city remains New Orleans. It is the only state in the country that employs a political subdivision (called parishes) system, where local governments are equivalent to counties. The culture within the state was largely influenced by the early French, Native American, and African cultures prevalent in the area. The land where present day Louisiana resides was first a French and Spanish colony. At this time many African Americans were imported into the state for slavery purposes in the 18th century.

  • Texas borders Louisiana to the west, while Arkansas constitutes its northern border, Mississippi to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico creates its southern border. The state can be divided into two sections which consist of the uplands in the north region and the alluvial which is along the states coast and consists primarily of swamp lands, marshlands, and beaches. The state experiences humid subtropical climate which is essentially what all the south central states experience. Generally this type of climate is best described as long hot and humid summers with very short and mild winters. This type of climate is largely influenced by the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The main industries that are thriving in Louisiana are agriculture (which consists mainly of rice, soybeans and cotton), oil and natural gas, salt production, and fishing. The states highest point is recorded as Driskill Mountain which sits 535 feet above sea level, and the lowest point is New Orleans which resides at 8 feet below sea level. The state bird is the Eastern Brown Pelican, the state mammal is the Louisiana black bear, and the state reptile is the Alligator. The state flower is the Magnolia Blossom while the state tree is the Bald Cypress tree.

  • The state of Louisiana has a wide array of activities and landscapes which attract people from all across the country, making it an ideal vacation location for many people, especially to the city or New Orleans. The state is easily one of the prime locations in the U.S. For people looking to enjoy the outdoors or city life alike, and it will continue to remain a key player in the overall economy of the United States.

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