established April 30, 1813 formerly known as Orleans Territory
flag of Louisiana
seal of Louisiana
Louisiana two letter code: LA
capital: Baton Rouge est. 1880
Bayou State
Creole State
Pelican State
Sportsman's Paradise
79 Counties:
Acadia Parish
Allen Parish
Ascension Parish
Assumption Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Beauregard Parish
Bienville Parish
Bossier Parish
Caddo Parish
Caddo Parish/Bossier Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Caldwell Parish
Cameron Parish
Catahoula Parish
Claiborne Parish
Concordia Parish
De Soto Parish
East Baton Rouge Parish
East Carroll Parish
East Feliciana Parish
Evangeline Parish
Evangeline Parish/Acadia Parish
Franklin Parish
Grant Parish
Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jackson Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Jefferson Parish
LaSalle Parish
LaSalle Parish/Winn Parish
Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Parish/Acadia Parish
Lafayette Parish/St. Martin Parish
Lafourche Parish
Lafourche Parish/St. Charles Parish
Lincoln Parish
Livingston Parish
Madison Parish
Morehouse Parish
Natchitoches Parish
Orleans Parish
Ouachita Parish
Plaquemines Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Rapides Parish
Red River Parish
Richland Parish
Sabine Parish
St. Bernard Parish
St. Charles Parish
St. Helena Parish
St. James Parish
St. James Parish/Ascension Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Landry Parish/Acadia Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Martin Parish/St. Landry Parish
St. Martin Parish/St. Mary Parish
St. Mary Parish
St. Tammany Parish
Tangipahoa Parish
Tensas Parish
Terrebonne Parish
Terrebonne Parish/Lafourche Parish
Union Parish
Union Parish/Claiborne Parish
Union Parish/Lincoln Parish
Vermilion Parish
Vermilion Parish/Iberia Parish
Vernon Parish
Vernon Parish/Beauregard Parish
Washington Parish
Webster Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Carroll Parish
West Feliciana Parish
Winn Parish
3 Neighboring States:
5 Areacodes:
225     318     337     504     985    
Airport : 230
Heliport : 213
Seaplane Base : 11
Ultralight : 18
Electoral Votes: 8
State Motto: Union, justice, confidence
Highest point in Louisiana: Driskill Mountain , 535 feet
fossil Petrified palmwood
fossil scientific name Palmoxylon
tree Bald Cypress
tree binomial nomenclature Taxodium distichum
flower Magnolia
flower scientificname Magnolia
fish White crappie
fish binomial nomenclature Pomoxis annularis
bird Eastern Brown Pelican
reptile American alligator
reptile scientific name Alligator mississippiensis
insect European honey bee
insect scientific name Apis mellifera
pet Catahoula Leopard Dog
amphibian American green tree frog
amphibian binomial nomenclature Hyla cinerea
dog Catahoula Leopard dog
crustacean Louisiana crawfish
land mammal Black bear
mineral Agate
gemstone Eastern oyster
zipcodes for Louisiana : 70001 70002 70003 70004 70005 70006 70009
all 615 zipcodes for Louisiana
Crime Chart Louisiana Crime (2014) USA Crime (2014)
population 4,649,676 318,857,056
violent crimes 23,9341,197,987
violent crime rate514.7375.7
murder and manslaughter47714,249
murder and manslaughter rate10.34.5
rape rate29.636.6
robbery rate122.5102.2
aggravated assault16,387741,291
aggravated assault rate352.4232.5
property crimes160,8248,277,829
property crime rate3458.82596.1
burglary rate824.5542.5
larceny theft112,5965,858,496
larceny theft rate2421.61837.3
motor vechicle theft9,891689,527
motor vehicle theft rate212.7216.2
Abbeville (12,434)
Alexandria (47,889)
Baker (13,695)
Bastrop (10,713)
Baton Rouge (228,590)
Bayou Blue (12,659)
Bayou Cane (20,627)
Belle Chasse (13,171)
Bogalusa (11,933)
Bossier City (68,094)
Broussard (11,303)
Central (28,295)
Chalmette (19,375)
Claiborne (11,575)
Crowley (13,144)
DeRidder (10,890)
Denham Springs (10,125)
Destrehan (11,250)
Estelle (15,236)
Eunice (10,310)
Gardere (10,594)
Gonzales (10,678)
Gretna (17,880)
Hammond (20,480)
Harvey (21,247)
Houma (34,287)
Jefferson (11,068)
Jennings (10,180)
Kenner (67,091)
Lafayette (127,657)
Lake Charles (76,070)
Laplace (28,736)
Luling (12,375)
Mandeville (12,345)
Marrero (33,263)
Metairie (140,074)
Minden (12,690)
Monroe (49,598)
Morgan City (11,835)
Moss Bluff (12,443)
Natchitoches (18,365)
New Iberia (30,754)
New Orleans (389,617)
Opelousas (16,591)
Pineville (14,403)
Prairieville (28,465)
River Ridge (13,835)
Ruston (22,340)
Shenandoah (19,266)
Shreveport (197,204)
Slidell (27,942)
Sulphur (20,189)
Terrytown (23,900)
Thibodaux (14,584)
Timberlane (10,891)
West Monroe (12,966)
Woodmere (12,124)
Youngsville (11,961)
Zachary (16,448)