LOUISIANA

LOUISIANA

Historic District New Orleans,Louisiana

Forward Van Linesspecializes in providing outstanding moving services to and from Louisiana, with coverage from New Orleans to Shreveport among othercities.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, meaning “Land of Louis”.Once part of the French Colonial Empire, the Louisiana Territory stretched from present-day Mobile Bay to just north of the present-day Canadian border, and included a small part of what is now southwestern Canada.

State webpage: http://louisiana.gov

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Official language: English and French
Demonym: Louisianan, Louisianais

Capital: Baton Rouge
Largest city: New Orleans
Area: Ranked 31st in the US

  • Total: 51,843square miles (135,382km²)
  • Width: 130miles (210km
  • Length: 379miles (610km)
  • % Water: 15
  • Latitude 28° 56′ N to 33° 01′ N
  • Longitude 88° 49′ W to 94° 03′ W
Population: Ranked 25th in the US

  • Total: 4,574,836(2011est)
  • Density: 105per square miles (40.5km²) Ranked 24th in the US
Elevation:Driskill Mountain

  • Highest point: 535with ft (163 m)
  • Mean: 100 ft (30 m)
  • Lowest point: New Orleans -8 ft(-2.5 m)
Before statehood: Territory of Orleans
Admission to Union:April 30, 1812 (18th)
Time zones:

  • Estearn: UTC -5/-4
Abbreviation: LA US-LA

 


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