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General Information

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About Louisiana

  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Nickname: Pelican State
  • State Flower: Magnolia
  • State Bird: Brown Pelican
  • State Tree: Bald Cypress
  • Land Area: 46,923.27 square miles, 31st largest
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 933.84 miles
  • Highest Point: Driskill Mountain (535 feet above sea level)
  • Lowest Point: Sea Level
  • Number of Parishes: 64
  • Statehood: 18th state; admitted April 30, 1812

Major League Sports Franchises

  • New Orleans Saints (NFL)
  • New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
  • New Orleans Jazz (NBA) – moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.

Updated November 18, 2019.