Louisiana is a southeastern U.S. state on the Gulf of Mexico. Its history as a melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures is reflected in its Creole and Cajun cultures. The largest city, New Orleans, is known for its colonial-era French Quarter, raucous Mardi Gras festival, jazz music, Renaissance-style St. Louis Cathedral and wartime exhibits at the huge National WWII Museum.
State Capital: Baton Rouge.
Louisiana state neighbors Arkansas(in the north), Texas to the Wes, Mississippi to the east and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico to the South. The land area of Louisiana state consist of some 3000 square miles of inland waters. The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge.
Louisiana was admitted to the union in 1812 as the 18 state. It was once a strategically vital area where the waters of the great Mississippi-Missouri river system which drains the continental interior of the Americas to flow into the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1682, Louisiana has seen 7 different flags flown over the state.
Parts of Louisiana's land lie further south than any other part of continental United Staes with the exception of Florida and Texas. Lousiana's largest city New Orleans lies on approximately the same parallel as Shanghai, New Delhi and Cairo.
The subtropical climate with the fertile soil covering much of Louisiana a rich agricultural area by 1860 with blooming cotton and sugarcane plantation. A lumber boom happened in the 20th century and Louisiana went through rapid industrialisation after World War 2 and the state is one of US' top producer of oil and gas.
From the 1960s, Louisiana's economy has been tied and dependent on the boom and bust of the oil industry. Louisiana saw slower economic growth since.
The Main Cities in Louisiana
Below are the largest cities in the state of Louisiana and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. New Orleans - 343,829
2. Baton Rouge - 229,493
3. Shreveport - 199,311
4. Lafayette - 120,623
5. Lake Charles - 71,993
6. Kenner - 66,702
7. Bossier City - 61,315
8. Monroe - 48,815
9. Alexandria - 47,723
10.Houma - 33,727
Famous Landmarks in Louisiana
Below are some of Louisiana’s most visited landmarks:
-Dating back to 1718, New Orleans' French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city, and its rich history is evident in its colorful shuttered buildings that feature balconies and plenty of flowers. The neighborhood also offers vibrant nightlife; it's the best place to celebrate Mardi Gras.
Tallest Buildings in Louisiana
Below are the tallest buildings in Louisiana:
-One Shell Square is 51 stories and 697 feet high, making it the tallest building in the state of Louisiana. It even rises higher than Louisiana’s tallest peak!
1. One Shell Square (51 stories; 697 feet)
2. Place St. Charles (53 stories; 645 feet)
3. Plaza Tower (45 stories; 531 feet)
4. Energy Centre (39 stories; 530 feet)
5. First Bank and Trust Tower (36 stories; 481 feet)
6. Sheraton New Orleans (48 stories; 479 feet)
7. Louisiana State Capitol (34 stories; 460 feet)
8. New Orleans Marriott (42 stories; 449 feet)
9. 400 Poydras Tower (32 stories; 442 feet)
10. One Canal Place (32 stories; 440 feet)
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