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Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans. Much of the state's lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape, and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.
Louisiana is known under different nicknames; aka Bayou State (previously used on license plates), or Creole State, or Pelican State, or Sportsman's Paradise (used on license plates) and detailed official information about Louisiana can be found on the homepage at www.
As shown in the Louisiana location map that Louisiana is located in the southern part of United States. It bordered by the Texas in the west, Arkansas in the north, and in the eastern side Mississippi makes boundary with it. However, in the south Mexico Gulf makes coastline with it. Louisiana is the only state of the US that has political subdivisions known as parishes. Parishes have local government that tantamount to the counties.
Interestingly, some of the Louisiana urban cultures have multicultural and multilingual heritage. In fact, it has been highly influenced with an admixture of 18th century Spanish, French, and African cultures. These cultures are very significant in the US because of uniqueness. Actually, the reason behind these cultures is – initially, the region was the French and Spanish colony.
As you can see on the given map of Louisiana that it is a coastal state so it has subtropical humid climate (especially in the southern side) with some special feature of hurricane. Hurricane is tropical cyclone and typical feature in the coastal region of Louisiana; sometimes it very fatal for coastal lives.
What's the boisterous horn you keep hearing in New Orleans? It can only belong to one thing: the Steamboat Natchez. Hop aboard for dinner, music and history as you make your way across the mighty Mississippi. The Louisiana US is also known for the tourism; Louisiana map US shows some of the important cities that have many tourists’ attractions. Some of the important cities are Baton Rouge (capital city), Bossier City, Lafayette, Alexandria, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe.
The US State Louisiana occupies 111,903 m², about 1,22 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Louisiana with 4,684,333 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,82 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 478,433 fewer people. The capital Baton Rouge alone has 225,901 inhabitants.
The capital of Louisiana moved around quite a bit. New Orleans had the title twice before the title settled on Baton Rouge in 1879. New Orleans has a population of more than 384,000 residents.
Some Louisiana urban environments have a multicultural, multilingual heritage, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of 18th-century French, Haitian, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures that they are considered to be exceptional in the US. Louisiana is bordered to the west by Texas; to the north by Arkansas; to the east by Mississippi; and to the south by the Gulf of Mexico. The state may properly be divided into two parts, the uplands of the north, and the alluvial along the coast. Louisiana is often affected by tropical cyclones and is very vulnerable to strikes by major hurricanes, particularly the lowlands around and in the New Orleans area. The unique geography of the region, with the many bayous, marshes and inlets, can result in water damage across a wide area from major hurricanes. The area is also prone to frequent thunderstorms, especially in the summer. The entire state averages over 60 days of thunderstorms a year, more than any other state except Florida. Louisiana averages 27 tornadoes annually. The entire state is vulnerable to a tornado strike, with the extreme southern portion of the state slightly less so than the rest of the state. Tornadoes are more common from January to March in the southern part of the state, and from February through March in the northern part of the state.

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