Louisiana State Facts and History

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Louisiana Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: John Bel Edwards (Democrat)
  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Population: 4,648,794 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 43,203.90 sq km
  • Water Area: 9,174.23 sq km
  • Total Area: 52,378.13 SQ KM
  • Width: 130 mi (231 km)
  • Length: 379 mi (610 km)
  • State Motto: “Union, Justice, and Confidence”
  • Nickname: Pelican State
  • Electoral votes: 8
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 7 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Give Me Louisiana”
  • Date of Statehood: April 30, 1812
  • Time Zone: Central (GMT − 6 hours)
  • Official Website of Louisiana: louisiana.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: LA
  • Origin of name: Louisiana was named after Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715. When René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle claimed the territory drained by the Mississippi River for France, he named it La Louisiane.

State Symbol of Louisiana

State BirdEastern brown pelican
State CrustaceanCrawfish
State DogCatahoula leopard dog
State DrinkMilk
State FlowerMagnolia
State Fresh Water FishWhite perch
State InsectHoneybee
State MammalBlack bear
State MottoUnion, justice, confidence
State NicknamePelican State
State ReptileAlligator
State TreeBald cypress

Sports Teams

  • NFL: New Orleans Saints
  • NBA: New Orleans Pelicans

College & Universities

Acadiana Technical CollegeDillard UniversityNorthshore Technical College-Florida Parishes Branch Campus
Acadiana Technical College-Gulf Area CampusDomestic Health Care InstituteNorthshore Technical College-Hammond Area Branch Campus
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette CampusEastern College of Health Vocations-New OrleansNorthshore Technical College-Sullivan Main Campus
Acadiana Technical College-Teche Area CampusFranklin CollegeNorthwest Louisiana Technical College
Alexandria Academy of Beauty CultureGrambling State UniversityNorthwest Louisiana Technical College-Natchitoches Campus
American Commercial College-ShreveportGretna Career CollegeNorthwest Louisiana Technical College-Sabine Valley Campus
American School of BusinessGuy’s Shreveport Academy of Cosmetology IncNorthwest Louisiana Technical College-Shreveport Campus
Ascension CollegeITI Technical CollegeNorthwestern State University of Louisiana
Aveda Institute-Baton RougeITT Technical Institute-Saint RoseNotre Dame Seminary Graduate School of Theology
Aveda Institute-CovingtonJohn Jay Beauty CollegeNunez Community College
Aveda Institute-LafayetteJonesville Beauty SchoolNW Louisiana Technical College-Mansfield Campus
Ayers Career CollegeL E Fletcher Technical Community CollegeOmega Institute of Cosmetology
Bastrop Beauty School IncLouisiana Academy of BeautyOpelousas School of Cosmetology Inc
Baton Rouge CollegeLouisiana CollegeOur Lady of Holy Cross College
Baton Rouge Community CollegeLouisiana Delta Community College-Monroe CampusOur Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Radiologic TechnologyLouisiana Delta Community College-Tallulah CampusPat Goins Beauty School
Baton Rouge General Medical Center-School of NursingLouisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegePat Goins Benton Road Beauty School
Baton Rouge School of ComputersLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New OrleansPat Goins Ruston Beauty School
Blue Cliff College-LafayetteLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center-ShreveportPat Goins Shreveport Beauty School
Blue Cliff College-MetairieLouisiana State University-AlexandriaPineville Beauty School
Blue Cliff College-ShreveportLouisiana State University-EuniceRemington College-Baton Rouge Campus
Bossier Parish Community CollegeLouisiana State University-ShreveportRemington College-Lafayette Campus
Bryman CollegeLouisiana State University-System OfficeRiver Parishes Community College
Camelot CollegeLouisiana Tech UniversityRonnie & Dormans School of Hair Design
Cameron CollegeLouisiana Technical College-Ascension CampusSouth Central Louisiana Technical College-Lafourche Campus
Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge CampusLouisiana Technical College-Bastrop CampusSouth Central Louisiana Technical College-River Parishes Campus
Capital Area Technical College-Folkes CampusLouisiana Technical College-Charles B Coreil CampusSouth Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus
Capital Area Technical College-Jumonville Memorial CampusLouisiana Technical College-Evangeline CampusSouth Louisiana Beauty College
Capital Area Technical College-Westside CampusLouisiana Technical College-Huey P Long CampusSouth Louisiana Community College
Cassia Beauty CollegeLouisiana Technical College-Jefferson CampusSoutheastern Louisiana University
Centenary College of LouisianaLouisiana Technical College-Lamar Salter CampusSouthern University and A & M College
Central Louisiana Technical College-Alexandria CampusLouisiana Technical College-North Central CampusSouthern University at New Orleans
Central Louisiana Technical College-Morgan Smith CampusLouisiana Technical College-Oakdale CampusSouthern University at Shreveport
Central Louisiana Technical College-Ward H Nash-Avoyelles CampusLouisiana Technical College-Shelby Jackson CampusSouthern University Law Center
Cloyds Beauty School 1 IncLouisiana Technical College-Sidney N Collier CampusSouthern University-Board and System
Cloyds Beauty School 2 IncLouisiana Technical College-Slidell CampusSowela Technical Community College
Cloyds Beauty School 3 IncLouisiana Technical College-T H Harris CampusStage One-The Hair School
Cosmetology Training CenterLouisiana Technical College-West Jefferson CampusStevensons Academy of Hair Design
Court Reporting Institute of LouisianaLoyola University-New OrleansTulane University of Louisiana
Crescent City Bartending SchoolMcNeese State UniversityUnitech Training Academy-Lafayette
Culinary Institute of New Orleans LLCMedical Training CollegeUnitech Training Academy-West Monroe
D-Jays School of Beauty Arts and SciencesMedvance Institute-Baton RougeUniversity of Louisiana-Lafayette
Delgado Community CollegeMetropolitan Community CollegeUniversity of Louisiana-Monroe
Delta College IncMoler Beauty CollegeUniversity of Louisiana-System Administration
Delta College of Arts & TechnologyMoore Career CollegeUniversity of New Orleans
Delta School of Business and TechnologyNew Orleans Baptist Theological SeminaryUniversity of Phoenix-Louisiana Campus
Demmons School of BeautyNicholls State UniversityVanguard College of Cosmetology
Denham Springs Beauty SchoolNortheast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita CampusXavier University of Louisiana
Diesel Driving Academy-Baton RougeNortheast Louisiana Technical College-Northeast CampusNortheast Louisiana Technical College-Ruston
Diesel Driving Academy-Shreveport

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Bourbon Street
  2. French Quarter
  3. Audubon Zoo
  4. City Park New Orleans
  5. Oak Alley Plantation
  6. Lake Pontchartrain
  7. Preservation Hall
  8. Mardi Gras World
  9. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
  10. The National WWII Museum
  11. Jackson Square
  12. Baton Rouge Zoo
  13. Myrtles Plantation
  14. Whitney Plantation
  15. Aquarium of the Americas
  16. Garden District New Orleans
  17. New Orleans Museum of Art
  18. St. Louis Cathedral

Famous Natives and Residents

NameProfession
Louis Armstrongmusician;
Geoffrey Beenefashion designer;
Truman Capotewriter;
Kitty Carlislesinger and actress;
Van Cliburnconcert pianist;
Harry Connick,Jr. singer;
Michael De Bakeyheart surgeon;
Fats Dominomusician;
Ellen DeGenerescomedienne, actress;
Donna Douglasactress;
Louis Moreau Gottschalkpianist and composer;
Bryant GumbelTV newscaster;
Lillian Hellmanplaywright;
Al Hirttrumpeter;
Mahalia Jackson gospelsinger;
Jean Laffiteprivateer;
Dorothy Lamouractress;
John A. LejeuneMarine Corps general;
Elmore Leonardauthor;
Jerry Lee Lewissinger;
Huey P. Longpolitician;
Wynton Marsalismusician;
Jelly Roll Mortonjazz musician and composer;
Huey Newtonblack activist;
Marguerite Piazzasoprano;
Paul Prudhommechef;
Anne Ricenovelist;
Howard K. SmithTV commentator;
Britney Spearssinger;
Ben Turpincomedian;
Madame C. J. Walkerentrepeneur;
Ray Walstonactor;
Edward Douglas Whitejurist.
Reese Witherspoonactress;

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Ellen DeGeneres
  2. Jared Leto
  3. Tyler Perry
  4. Reese Witherspoon

Map of Louisiana

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