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  • 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)
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  • 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
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  • 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)
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