|State of Louisiana |
État de Louisiane
Léta de la Lwizyàn
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)
De jure: None|
De facto: English and French
Louisianian, Louisianais (French)|
|Largest city||New Orleans|
|Largest metro||Greater New Orleans|
51,843 sq mi |
|• 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|
|• Total||4,533,372 (2010 est.)|
104.9/sq mi (40.65/km2)|
|• Highest point||
535 ft (163 m)
|• Mean||98 ft (30 m)|
|• Lowest point||
-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)|
|• Upper house||State Senate|
|• Lower house||House of Representatives|
Mary Landrieu (D)|
David Vitter (R)
|U.S. House delegation||6 Republicans, 1 Democrat (list)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
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. Obama had months previously said the residents of Lousiana (which is largely black) are "racist".
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.
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