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Louisiana Facts

  • Capital City: Baton Rouge (pop. 277,017) (2008 est.)
  • Louisiana Population: 4,601,893 (2012 est.) (25th)
  • Note: Due to damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina and the relocation of Louisania residents, the population numbers shown for Louisiana are still considered estimates.
  • Louisiana Population: (per square mile)
  • U.S. State Populations: (all states)
  • Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)

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  • Louisiana Quarter: The third quarter released in 2002 honors Louisiana, and is the 18th in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program.

    Louisiana was admitted into the Union on April 30, 1812 becoming our Nation's 18th State. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," Louisiana's quarter incorporates the image of a brown pelican, a trumpet with musical notes and the outline of the Louisiana Territory. The trumpet and musical notes are representative of the birth of jazz in New Orleans and the Louisiana Purchase is in reference to the expansion of the United States.

    The coin bears the inscriptions "Louisiana," "1812" and "Louisiana Purchase." Additional details

    Louisiana Quarter
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English, others
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, LaFayette, Lake Charles, Kenner
  • Name: Louisiana was named in honor of Louis XIV of France
  • Statehood: April 30, 1812 (18th state)
  • Symbols

Louisiana Photographs

Old State Capitol Building, 34-Story 'New' Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Old state capitol building...
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Louisiana Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Crowley Acadia 337
Oakdale Allen 318
Gonzales Ascension 225
Napoleonville Assumption 985
Marksville Avoyelles 318
Deridder Beauregard 337
Arcadia Bienville 318
Bossier City Bossier 318
Shreveport Caddo 318
Lake Charles Calcasieu 337
Columbia Caldwell 318
Hackberry Cameron 337
Jonesville Catahoula 318
Homer Claiborne 318
Ferriday Concordia 318
Mansfield De Soto 318
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge 225
Lake Providence East Carroll 318
Jackson East Feliciana 225
Ville Platte Evangeline 337
Winnsboro Franklin 318
Pollock Grant 318
New Iberia Iberia 337
Plaquemine Iberville 225
Jonesboro Jackson 318
Metairie Jefferson 504
Jennings Jefferson Davis 337
Jena La Salle 318
Lafayette Lafayette 337
Thibodaux Lafourche 985
Ruston Lincoln 318
Denham Springs Livingston 225
Tallulah Madison 318
Bastrop Morehouse 318
Natchitoches Natchitoches 318
New Orleans Orleans 504
Monroe Ouachita 318
Belle Chasse Plaquemines 985
New Roads Pointe Coupee 225
Alexandria Rapides 318
Coushatta Red River 318
Rayville Richland 318
Many Sabine 318
Chalmette Saint Bernard 504
Destrehan Saint Charles 985
Greensburg Saint Helena 225
Vacherie Saint James 225
Opelousas Saint Landry 337
Breaux Bridge Saint Martin 337
Morgan City Saint Mary 985
Slidell Saint Tammany 985
La Place St John the Baptist 985
Hammond Tangipahoa 985
Newellton Tensas 318
Houma Terrebonne 985
Farmerville Union 318
Abbeville Vermilion 337
Leesville Vernon 337
Bogalusa Washington 985
Minden Webster 318
Port Allen West Baton Rouge 225
Oak Grove West Carroll 318
Saint Francisville West Feliciana 225
Winnfield Winn 318

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