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Capital: Baton Rouge
Nickname: The Pelican State
Inhabitants: 4.6 million
Largest city: New Orleans
Airport: (MSY) New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Fun Fact: Louisiana was bought from Napoleon for only $15 million.
About Louisiana
This ‘Southern state’ was named after the French King Louis XIV, Louisiana was therefore originally a French colony until the year 1803. In that year the young United States bought the state in the ‘Louisiana Purchase’ for only 15 million dollars from Napoleon. Like many Southern states, Louisiana has an infamous slavery past. It was the largest trading place for slaves in all of America, even when it had long been banned. Southern hospitality and Cajun cuisine make Louisiana a unique state within the US. Jambalaya, Gumbo, Po’Boy sandwich and Maque choux are typical Cayun dishes from Louisiana. The largest city of New Orleans is world famous for its blues, jazz and Mardi Gras while you can take boat trips across the swamps in the area. The French influence is still felt and visible everywhere. Louisiana doesn’t have a National Park, but in our opinion, this whole state is a National Park. In Baton Rouge, the capital, you will find the tallest Capitol in all of the US, at 34 stories and 137 meters high. See mcat-test-centers for a list of 2-year colleges in Louisiana including private technical schools and public community colleges within the state of Louisiana.

Brief History of Louisiana

Population: 4 574.836 thousand people (2010) Area: 135382.0 sq. km According to citypopulationreview.com, Louisiana is located in the south of the United States, which is the 18th in a row that entered the Union. Its capital is the city of Baton Rouge. Until the devastating invasion of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was the largest city.… Read More »