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What states, country, or bodies of water border it? Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas

What is the state capital? Baton Rouge

What are some major cities? New Orleans,Baton Rouge

What is the area (in square miles) of your state? 51,843

What is the highest point and how high is it?Driskill Mountain 535 feet

What is the lowest point and how low is it?New Orleans 8 feet



Tell when it became a state and what number it is. Louisiana became the 18th state on April 30, 1812.

How did the state get its name?It was named after France's King Louis the 14th

Tell about a historic figure from this state.Huey p. Long was a lawyer in New Orleans



Who is the governor? Bobby Jindal

Who are the U.S. senators from this state?David Vitter,Mary Landrieu 

How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state?7 members

State flag:




List resources mined in the state:Natural gas, salt, and sulfur.

List crops grown in the state: soybeans, cotton, and sugarcane



What is the average high January temperature of the state capital? 58 degrees

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital? 91 degrees

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital? 38 degrees

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital? 74 degrees

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital? 4.9 in

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital? 6.7 in



What is the population of the state 4,533,372 (2010 U.S. census)





State bird: brown pelican

State flower: magnolia blossoms

State tree: bald cypress

State song: "Give me Louisiana" and "You are my Sunshine"

State nickname: Fisherman's Paridise

Other -motto Union Justice and Confidence 




Where is somewhere to go and enjoy yourself in this state? Kisatchie National Forest - provides opportunity for many kinds of recreation activities including: camping, picknicking, swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, off - highway vehicle use, nature study, sightseeing, and road & mountain bicycle riding.



What other interesting things did you learn about this state?I learned Louisiana has lots of water.


 Louisiana State Capitol



Bibliography (Where did you find your information?):


McAuliffe, Emily.  Louisiana Facts and Symbols. Mankato, Minnesota.  Capstone Press. 2003.

Louisiana State History. http://www.theus50.com/louisiana/ .

U.S. Senate.  http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=LA .

Baton Rouge Weather. http://countrystudies.us/united-states/weather/louisiana/baton-rouge.htm .

Louisiana. http://www.50states.com/louisian.htm .

Fact Monster --States. http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108219.html

U.S. House of Representives. http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/olm110.html



Citing sources:

Web Site – Author. Title of site or web page. URL of site. date of publication.

Book – Author. Title of book. Edition. City of publisher. Name of publisher. year of publication.

Encyclopedia: Title of encyclopedia. volume of encyclopedia used. City of publisher.  Name of publisher.  year of publication. pages where the article is located.

Photos used - Give the name of the person who owns the photo.





Comments (2)

Anonymous said

at 1:39 pm on Mar 18, 2007

Excellent work! Thank you for taking part in this project.

Anonymous said

at 9:15 am on Mar 21, 2007

I learned a lot of information from you about Louisiana.
Huey Long is a very interesting person. Now, I want to find out more.
Fabulous job! Thank you!

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