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State of Louisiana
État de Louisiane
Léta de la Lwizyàn
Flag of Louisiana State seal of Louisiana
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): Bayou State • Child of the Mississippi
Creole State • Pelican State (official)
Sportsman's Paradise • Sugar State
Motto(s): Union, Justice and Confidence
Union, justice, et confiance (French)
Lunyon, Jistis, é Konfyans (Louisiana Creole)
Map of the United States with Louisiana highlighted
Official language De jure: None
De facto: English and French
Demonym Louisianian, Louisianais (French)
Lwizyané(èz) (Creole)
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest city New Orleans[1][2][3]
Largest metro Greater New Orleans
Area Ranked 31st
 • Total 51,843 sq mi
(135,382 km2)
 • Width 130 miles (210 km)
 • Length 379 miles (610 km)
 • % water 15
 • Latitude 28° 56′ N to 33° 01′ N
 • Longitude 88° 49′ W to 94° 03′ W
Population Ranked 25th
 • Total 4,533,372 (2010 est.)
 • Density 104.9/sq mi  (40.65/km2)
Ranked 26th
 • Highest point Driskill Mountain[4]
535 ft (163 m)
 • Mean 98 ft  (30 m)
 • Lowest point New Orleans[4]
-7 ft (-2.1336 m)
Before statehood Territory of Orleans
Admission to Union April 30, 1812 (18th)
Governor Bobby Jindal (R)
Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne (R)
Legislature State Legislature
 • Upper house State Senate
 • Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu (D)
David Vitter (R)
U.S. House delegation 6 Republicans, 1 Democrat (list)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
ISO 3166 US-LA
Abbreviations LA
Website louisiana.gov

The State of Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America.


In 2005 during Hurricane Katrina with immense flooding, President George W. Bush didn't visit Louisiana because George Bush doesn't care about black people. In August 2016, Louisiana flooded again and President Obama didn't visit because Obama doesn't care about black people. Donald Trump visited though. Hillary Clinton also didn't visit but she has serious health problems.[5] Obama had months previously said the residents of Lousiana (which is largely black) are "racist".[6]

The controlled mainstream media that attacked Bush has been silent about Obama ignoring Lousiana in summer 2016.[7]

Black Lives Matter and the New Black Panthers did nothing to help the, largely African American, victims of the Louisiana flood in 2016.[8]


The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge and the most populous city is New Orleans. The largest parish by population is Jefferson Parish and largest by area is Terrebonne Parish (Louisiana is the only state divided into parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties). The New Orleans metropolitan area is Louisiana's largest.

Louisiana has a unique history. Originally part of New France, Louisiana is home to many speakers of Cajun French and Louisiana Creole French. Afican Blacks and French/French Canadians form the two largest groups of ancestry in Louisiana's population.


Louisiana Water Supply Contaminated With Brain-Eating Amoeba


Part of this article consists of modified text from Wikipedia, page http:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana, and the article is therefore licensed under GFDL.