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Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans.
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Became a State
April 30, 1812 (18th)
southern region of United States
51,885 sq. miles (31st)
New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette
oil and natural gas, seafood, cotton, soybeans, salt, cattle, sugar cane, poultry, eggs, dairy products, rice
humid subtropical climate with long, hot summers and short, mild winters
averages 48 inches
Professional Sports Teams
New Orleans Hornets (National Basketball Association)
New Orlean Saints (National Football League)
Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico, Red River, Quachita River, Sabine River
Most Famous Citizens
Louis Armstrong (musician )
G. Beene (fashion designer)
Truman Capote (writer)
Michael De Bakey (heart surgeon)
Bryant Gumbel (TV newscaster)
Bird – Brown Pelican
Flower – Magnolia
Animal – Louisiana Black Bear
Tree – Bald Cypress
Insect – Honeybee
Additional State Facts & History
- La Louisiane territory was named after King Louis XIV of France in 1682. It was a French colony until its purchase by the United States in 1803. The Louisiana purchase was led by Thomas Jefferson, which expanded the size of the United States.
- It is the home of the largest Cajun population. Cajuns are descendants of the Acadians – French people from Canada that were expelled by the British in the 1700s. The city of Kaplan is known as the “Most Cajun place on Earth.”
- Along with the Cajuns, Creoles inhabited the early territory of Louisiana. They are people with mixed lineage from Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.
- The state of Louisiana was one of the two states that does not have counties as political subdivisions. They use parishes while Alaska’s political subdivision are called boroughs.
- In 1837, New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras parade.
- It is the only state in America that uses the Napoleonic Code instead of the English common law.
- The 34-story state capitol building of Louisiana is the tallest in the United States. In addition, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway serves as the longest continuous bridge over water in the world.
- In 1796, the first opera was performed in New Orleans, Louisiana.
- New Orleans became the state capital of Louisiana after joining the Union on April 30, 1812 (the 18th state). In 1849, the state capital was moved to Baton Rouge. After the Civil War, it was returned to New Orleans. On May 8, 1882, the State Legislature made Baton Rouge the state capital after the renovations.
- The Crawfish Capital of the World can be found at the Breaux Bridge, while Rayne is known as the Frog Capital of the World and Gueydan with abundant waterfowl such as ducks.
- New Orleans has the musical heritage of jazz and blues. During the 1940s and 50s, combinations of piano and saxophone dominated musical hits.
- Some of Louisiana’s famous citizens are Louis Armstrong (musician), Truman Capote (writer) and Bryant Gumbel (newscaster).
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Louisiana Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Louisiana which is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Louisiana is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital is Baton Rouge and largest city is New Orleans.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Louisiana Facts
- The Pelican State
- Louisiana Purchase
- Famous Citizens
- All That Jazz
- State Symbols
- Cajun People
- Louisiana Landmarks
- Sharing Culture
- Take a Tour!
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