Louisiana

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State of Louisiana
État de Louisiane
Léta de la Lwizyàn
Flag of Louisiana State seal of Louisiana
Flag Seal
Ìlàjẹ́: Bayou State • Child of the Mississippi
Creole State • Pelican State (official)
Sportsman's Paradise • Sugar State
Motto(s): Union, Justice, and Confidence
Union, justice, et confiance (French)
Lunyon, Jistis, é Konfyans (Louisiana Creole)
Map of the United States with Louisiana highlighted
Èdè oníibiṣẹ́ De jure: None
De facto: English and French
Orúkọaráàlú Louisianian, Louisianais (French)
Lwizyané(èz) (Creole)
Olúìlú Baton Rouge
Ìlú atóbijùlọ New Orleans[1][2][3]
Largest metro area New Orleans metro area
Àlà  Ipò 31st ní U.S.
 - Total 51,885 sq mi
(135,382 km2)
 - Width 130 miles (210 km)
 - Length 379 miles (610 km)
 - % water 16
 - Latitude 28° 56′ N to 33° 01′ N
 - Longitude 88° 49′ W to 94° 03′ W
Iyeèrò  Ipò 25th ní U.S.
 - Total 4,410,796 (2008 est.)[4]
4,468,976 (2000)
Density 102.59/sq mi  (39.61/km2)
Ranked 24th in the U.S.
Elevation  
 - Highest point Driskill Mountain[5]
535 ft (163 m)
 - Mean 98 ft  (30 m)
 - Lowest point New Orleans[5]
-8 ft (-2 m)
Admission to Union  April 30, 1812 (18th)
Gómìnà Bobby Jindal (R)
Ìgbákejì Gómìnà Mitch Landrieu (D)
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U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu (D)
David Vitter (R)
U.S. House delegation 6 Republicans, 1 Democrat (list)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations LA US-LA
Website louisiana.gov


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