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About Louisiana State

Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Here are some key aspects about the state:

Capital and Major Cities

  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Largest City: New Orleans


  • Louisiana is known for its diverse geography, featuring marshlands, swamps, and the Mississippi River Delta. The state has a significant coastline along the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The city of New Orleans is famous for its unique topography, being located below sea level and surrounded by levees.

Cultural Diversity

  • Louisiana has a rich cultural heritage influenced by French, African, Spanish, and Native American cultures. This cultural blend is evident in the state's music, cuisine, and traditions.

French Influence

  • Louisiana was originally a French colony and later became a Spanish territory before being sold to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

New Orleans

  • New Orleans, one of the most iconic cities in the state, is known for its vibrant culture, jazz music, Mardi Gras celebrations, and unique architecture in the French Quarter.


  • Louisiana is renowned for its distinctive cuisine, which includes Creole and Cajun dishes. Gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, and po'boys are some of the popular dishes associated with the state.


  • The state's economy is diverse, with industries such as energy (oil and natural gas), petrochemicals, agriculture (particularly sugarcane, rice, soybeans, corn (maize), feed grains, sweet potatoes, and seafood), and tourism playing significant roles.

Hurricane Risk

  • Due to its coastal location, Louisiana is vulnerable to hurricanes. The state has faced challenges related to hurricane impacts and coastal erosion.

Historical Sites

  • Louisiana has several historic plantations, including those along the River Road, showcasing the state's antebellum (before the war) history and architecture.

French Quarter

  • The French Quarter in New Orleans is a historic neighborhood known for its distinctive architecture, lively atmosphere, and cultural attractions.

Higher Education

  • Louisiana is home to several universities, including Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge and Tulane University in New Orleans.

A large detailed map of Louisiana State

This is a large detailed map of Louisiana State.

View our Louisiana State county map

A large detailed map of Louisiana State.

from the National Atlas of the United States
United States Department of the Interior

Louisiana State Map

The electronic map of Louisiana State that is located below is provided by Google Maps. You can "grab" the Louisiana State map and move it around to re-centre the map. You can change between standard map view and satellite map view by clicking the small square on the bottom left hand corner of the map. Satellite map view utilizes orbiting satellite or aerial high resolution photography to display images of the map location to street level detail (really quite amazing). Standard map view shows a traditional street map (also known as a road map). You can use the zoom buttons on the bottom right hand side of the map to zoom in or out to street level detail. We have maps for most towns and cities in the US, so click on the United States Maps link to see more American online maps.

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