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Capital City:

Baton Rouge

Statehood:

April 30, 1812 (18th)

Population:

4,377,000

Nickname:

Pelican State

Motto:

Union, justice, and confidence

Origin of State Name:

Named in honor of France's King Louis XIV.

Counties:

64 (Parishes)

Largest Cities:

New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Kenner

Border States:

Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas

Land Area:

44,520 sq. mi.; 31st largest

Highest Point:

Driskill Mountain, 535 ft.

Lowest Point:

New Orleans, -8 ft.

State Bird:

Eastern Brown Pelican

State Flower:

Magnolia (magnolia)

State Tree:

Bald Cypress (taxodium distichum)

State Song:

Give Me Louisiana

State Web Site:

www.state.la.us


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