What is Louisiana?

  • (noun): A state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War.
    Synonyms: Pelican State, LA

Louisiana

Louisiana (i/luːˌiːziˈænə/ or i/ˌluːziˈænə/; French: État de Louisiane, ; Louisiana Creole: Léta de la Lwizyàn) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans. Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are local governments equivalent to counties. The largest parish by population is East Baton Rouge Parish, and the largest by land area is Cameron Parish.

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2002 Elections - North America - United States - Louisiana
... New Orleans mayoral election, 2002 United States Senate election in Louisiana, 2002. ...
Oil Platform - History
... the Canadian side of Lake Erie in the 1900s and Caddo Lake in Louisiana in the 1910s ... Shortly thereafter, wells were drilled in tidal zones along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana ... field in 14 feet (4.3 m) of water, one mile (1.6 km) offshore of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana ...
U.S. Route 61 - Route Description - Louisiana
61 in Louisiana is four-laned from its southern terminus in New Orleans to the Mississippi state line, where the highway continues to Natchez as a four-lane highway ... Legend has it former Louisiana Gov ...
Louisiana - Culture - Religion
... Like other Southern states, the population of Louisiana is also made up of numerous Protestant denominations, comprising 60% of the state's adult population ... Because Catholics constitute a majority of Louisiana's population, Catholics have continued to be influential in state politics ... The high proportion and influence of the Catholic population makes Louisiana distinct among Southern states ...

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    The recent attempt to secure a charter from the State of North Dakota for a lottery company, the pending effort to obtain from the State of Louisiana a renewal of the charter of the Louisiana State Lottery, and the establishment of one or more lottery companies at Mexican towns near our border, have served the good purpose of calling public attention to an evil of vast proportions.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing,
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    there without its friend near, for I knew I could not,
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)