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Louisiana — visiting The Pelican State

Louisiana, USA
Louisiana, USA

What to do in Louisiana

  • New Orleans
  • Baton Rouge, the capital city
  • Mardi Gras celebrations
  • Cajun Kitchen, Gumbo, Shrimp & Co.
  • Visiting plantations & exploring swamp tours

State Data & Essentials

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State Name
Louisiana  – State Abbr.: LA
Statehood
30-Apr-1812
– Statehood Ranking: 18
Land Area
43,562 square miles  (112,822 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 33
Population
4,53 Mio (2010 Census); 4,47 Mio (2000 Census)
Capital
Baton Rouge
Biggest City
New Orleans
Nickname
The Pelican State
Motto
Union, Justice, Confidence
Highest Point
163 m / 535 ft (Driskill Mountain)
Lowest Point
-1,52 m / -5 ft (New Orleans)
Daylight Saving Time: yes
Tree
Bald Cypress
Flower
Bloom of the Magnolia Tree
Bird
Brown Pelican
Animal
Black Bear
Song
Give Me Louisiana (von Doralise Fontane); second State song: You Are My Sunshine (by former Governor Jimmie Davis)

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