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General Facts

For Louisiana

Louisiana Real Estate - homes for sale
 
Median Household Income: $ 31, 363
Income (w/ children): $ 46,339
Population: 4,368,967
Land Area: 43,566 Square Miles
Population Density: 100 Persons per Square Mile
Nickname: Pelican State
Capital: Baton Rouge
Date of Statehood: April 30, 1812
State Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
State Flower: Magnolia
State Tree: Cypress

  

Louisiana is located in the southern United States, on the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River. Louisiana is richly endowed with such nonrenewable minerals as oil, natural gas, sulfur, and salt. In addition to mining, the state has flourishing agricultural, lumbering, and fishing industries. These activities provide the basis for much of the manufacturing in Louisiana. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. New Orleans is the largest city.

A succession of Native American cultures occupied the area of Louisiana beginning as long as 12,000 years ago. Many were local societies sustained by hunting and gathering or subsistence agriculture, but others, such as the Poverty Point Culture centered along Bayou Macon in northeastern Louisiana, had regional influence and trading networks.

The French were the original European colonizers of Louisiana, beginning in the early 18th century. After a period of Spanish control it reverted to France. During this colonial period other European and African cultures were introduced into the area. Most of Louisiana was bought by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase; the rest came as a result of the West Florida Rebellion of 1810. Louisiana entered the Union on April 30, 1812, as the 18th state.

Initially, in the colonial period, the locality was known as Louisiane. This name was given by the French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle, who journeyed down the Mississippi River in 1682 and claimed a vast area for France, naming it for the French king, Louis XIV. The Spanish version of the name was Luisiana. From these forms evolved the present name of Louisiana. The most popular nickname for Louisiana is the Pelican State, after the native coastal bird. Other nicknames are the Creole State, after the descendants of early French and Spanish settlers, and the Bayou State, for the many lush, slow-moving waterways found in the state.

Louisiana, which ranks 31st in size among the states, covers 49,650 square miles, including 4,153 square miles of inland water and 1,931 square miles of coastal water over which it has jurisdiction. It has a maximum length, from north to south, of about 275 miles and a maximum width of about 300 miles. Elevations range from 8 feet below sea level, at New Orleans, to 535 feet above sea level, at Mount Driskill, in northwestern Louisiana. It has an average elevation of only about 100 feet and is one of the three lowest states.

The climate of all the major regions of Louisiana is characterized by short mild winters and long, hot, and generally humid summers.

Average January temperatures range from less than 46° in northwestern Louisiana to more than 55° in the southeastern delta country. Temperatures in below 0° have been recorded, but prolonged periods of cold weather are extremely rare.

July averages are in the lower 80°s throughout the state. Daytime highs are rarely more than 95°, but the constantly high relative humidity causes some discomfort. In the coastal areas the high temperatures and relative humidity are tempered by cool breezes that blow inshore from the Gulf. Nighttime lows are generally in higher 70°s during much of the summer.

Total annual precipitation, mostly in the form of rain, ranges from about 48 inches in northwestern Louisiana to more than 60 inches in the southeast. Snow, ice and hail are rare in Louisiana. Thunderstorms are frequent in July, which is the wettest month, and tropical storms and hurricanes sometimes strike the coast, usually between July and September. Droughts are seldom severe. Ice storms are an infrequent but dangerous event.