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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Baton Rouge // state code ISO: LA ; FIPS: US22
    surface: 112843 = 44960 sq.mi // rank in USA: 33 // location: West South Central
    climate: subtropical, affected by continental wheater patterns
    entered USA as 18th state on: 1812-04-30
    administrative division: 64 parishes
    total population according to the census of 2000: 4,468,976
    population density 2000: 40 per = 103 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 5,9%
    main ethnic groups: white 63,9%; black 32,5%; Asian 1,2%; other <3%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: soybeans, sugarcane, rice, corn, cotton, sweet potatoes, pecans, sorghum, aquaculture
    livestock (million): cattle: 0,86 / pigs: 0,03 / poultry: 2,6
    timber/lumber: pines, hardwoods, oak
    chief industries: wholesale & retail trade, tourism, manufacturing, construction, transportation
    chief industrial products: chemical products, foods, transportation equipment, electronic equipment
    chief mining products: salt, sulphur, sand & gravel, crushed stone, clays
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Driskill Mountain 163 m = 535 ft
    other mountains: of no importance
    lowest point in the state: a fraction below sea level in the Mississippi Delta
    lakes: Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, Lake Salvador, Calcasieu Lake, Grand Lake, White Lake
    artificial lakes: Telodo Bend Res., Bayou d'Arbonne Lake, L. Claiborne, L. Bistineau, Catahoula L.
    rivers: Mississippi, Red River, Ouachita, Bayou Lafourche, Calcasieu
    others: islands: Marsh Island, Timbalier Island, Isles Dernieres // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Pelican State
    motto: Union, justice, and confidence
    song: Give Me Louisiana
    flower: Magnolia // bird: Eastern brown pelican // tree: Cypress
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.26 by Jan Lahmeyer
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