Facts about the state of Louisiana

State Flag :

State flower :


State Bird :

Brown Pelican

State Tree :

Bald Cypress


State Motto :

Union, Justice and confidence

  • Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana.
  • New Orleans is the largest city.
  • This name was given by the French explorer Ren'e-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle , who journeyed down the Mississippi River in 1682 and claimed a vast area for France, naming it for the French king, Louis XIV.
  • A couple in Louisiana named their children after famous colleges: Stanford, Duke, T'Lane, Harvard, Princeton, Auburn and Cornell. The parents' names? Stanford, Sr. and Loyola.
  • Rayne, Louisiana is the frog capital of the world.
  • Louisiana's capital building is the tallest one of any US state.
  • Louisiana is the only US state not to have counties. They are called Parishes.
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