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State of Louisiana

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Louisiana State Seal

Facts about Louisiana

  • The State of Louisiana is the 18th U.S. state.
  • Louisiana received statehood on April 30, 1812.
  • Louisiana's state capital is Baton Rouge.
  • Louisiana's state postal abbreviation is LA.

Louisiana's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Brown Pelican
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Pelecanus occidentalis

  • Official State Flower: Magnolia
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Magnolia grandiflora
  • Year: 1900

  • Official State Motto: Union, Justice, and Confidence
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation:

  • Official State Song: Give Me Louisiana & You Are My Sunshine

  • Official State Tree: Bald cypress
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Taxodium distichum
  • Year: 1963

Louisiana's Sports

NFL - National Football League Teams

Louisiana's State Government and Public Safety


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