Capital city: Baton Rouge.
U.S. region: South East.
- To the North: Arkansas.
- To the East: Mississippi.
- To the South: The Atlantic Ocean.
- To the West: Texas.
Bird: Brown pelican.
Flag: "Pelican in her piety," a pelican feeding her young with her own blood on a field of azure. Below the pelican, a ribbon displays the state's motto: "Union, Justice and Confidence."
Important cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette and Lake Charles. The Port of South Louisiana is also famed for being the largest tonnage port in the Western Hemisphere.
A Historical Tour of Louisiana: