- Land Area:
(land) 43,562 sq miles
(water) 8,277 sq miles
(TOTAL) 51,839 sq miles
- Land Area: (all states)
- Horizontal Width: 266 miles
- Vertical Length: 364 miles
Note: Maximum lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
- Bordering States: (3) Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas
- Parishes: (64) Map
- Parish: (largest by population)
E. Baton Rouge 443,580
Note: Due to damage inflicted by Hurricane Katrina and the relocation of Louisania residents, any population numbers shown for Louisiana are now considered estimates.
- Geographic Center: approximately 4 miles to the southeast of Marksville, in Avoyelles Parish.
- Highest Point: Driskill Mountain, 535 ft.
- Lowest Point: is along the Mississippi River in the city of New Orleans (-9 ft.)
- Latitude and Longitude
- Mean Elevation: (average) 98 ft.
- Relative Location