Louisiana, which is shortly mentioned as LA, is one of the 50 states in the United States, situated in the southern area of the country. It is surrounded by the Mississippi State in the east, Texas in the west, Arkansas on the north and the Mexican Gulf in the south. The state of Louisiana is the solitary state in the United States with political divisions termed rural communities, which are home governments equal to counties. The East Baton Rouge Parish is the biggest rural community by population in Louisiana, and the Cameron Parish is the largest by land area. Louisiana is the 25th most crowded state and the 31st most wide-ranging state among the 50 states in the United States.
Louisiana was the 18th state admitted to the union on the 30th of April 1812. The total land area of Louisiana is 51,988 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 31 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 8,789 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 64 counties/Parishes in Louisiana among which the Allen Parish, Beauregard Parish and Jefferson Davis Parish were the most recent counties/parishes formed in the state, in the year 1912.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Louisiana was 4,468,976. Among the counties/parishes of the Louisiana State, the most populous county/parish is the East Baton Rouge Parish with the population of 440,171, and the Tensas Parish is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 5,252.
As of 2010, there are 9 State Electoral Votes in Louisiana. The State Quarter issue Date of Louisiana is May 30, 2002. “Union, justice, and confidence” is the state motto of Louisiana.
Pelican State is the nickname of the state of Louisiana. The name of the state bird of Louisiana is the Eastern Brown Pelican. Bald Cypress is the state tree of Louisiana, and Magnolia is the state flower. Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana. New Orleans is the biggest of all cities in Louisiana by population, and ranks first in total land area, too. The Baton Rouge City is the oldest city in Louisiana. The Louisiana State is served by five area codes, such as 225, 318, 337, 504 and 985.
Much of the land of the state of Louisiana was formed from residue of the Mississippi River, parting huge deltas and enormous areas of coastal swamp and marsh. The state of Louisiana includes two Deltas that are situated in Monroe, which is the parish place of Caddo Parish, and Alexandria, the rural community place of Ouachita Parish, Shreveport, the parish seat of Rapides Parish, for the miniature Delta, and Lake Charles, New Orleans, Monroe for the big Delta. They are mentioned as Deltas for the reason that they form an ideal triangle shape while the points are arranged. These include a wealthy southern biota, and the typical examples comprise birds such as egrets and ibis.