State Abbreviation LA
State Capital Baton Rouge
State Size Total (Land + Water): 51,840 sq miles; Land Only: 43,562 sq miles
Number of Counties 64
Time Zone Central Time Zone
Bordering States Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas
Highest Point Driskill Mountain, 535 feet
National Parks None
State Population (2015) 4,670,724
State Population Density 107.2 people / square mile
Area Codes 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) New Orleans (343,829)
Baton Rouge (229,493)
State Bird Eastern brown pelican
State Crustacean Crawfish
State Dog Catahoula leopard dog
State Drink Milk
State Flower Magnolia
State Fresh Water Fish White perch
State Insect Honeybee
State Mammal Black bear
State Motto Union, justice, confidence
State Nickname Pelican State
State Reptile Alligator
State Tree Bald cypress
•Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV of France.
•Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States. It is 450 feet tall and has 34 stories.
•Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana is the longest continuous bridge over water in the world. It is 23.87 miles long and connects Metairie with Mandeville.
•Breaux Bridge is known as the "Crawfish Capital of the World."
•Rayne is known as the "Frog Capital of the World."
•The Saint Charles streetcar line in New Orleans is one of only two mobile national monuments in the United States. San Francisco cable cars are the other.
•The first documented Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans occurred in 1837. The first floats appeared 20 years later, in 1857.
•The first opera performed in America was on May 22, 1796, in New Orleans.
•Louisiana is the only state in the United States that follows the legal system established by Napoleon. The other 49 states follow English common law.
•In Louisiana, staging a "fake" wrestling or boxing match is prohibited. The penalty is loss of license.
•In 2007, Louisiana became the last state to ban cockfighting.
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