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Nickname: Pelican State
Area: 44 520 sq.mi. (115 306.3 km2)
Highest point: Driskill Mountain 535 ft. (163.1 m)
Population: 4 376 000
Capital: Baton Rouge
Largest city: New Orleans

Louisiana is the member of the Deep South region, together with Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi. The more than 500 thousand square miles of land is split into two by the Mississippi River. It spreads from the Appalachian Mountain from the East to the Great-Plain in the West. It’s a sparsely populated region, and has agricultural characteristics with beautiful historical traditions and a sub-tropical climate.
Photo: Country, Louisiana, USA, flickr.com, by MR. Greenjeans

Louisiana is one of the most south states of the USA. It is the most populated among the states of the Deep South. The great majority of its territory is flatland. The French and the Spanish Colonists played a significant role in the history of Louisiana. Nowadays the state is protecting its unique French and Spanish traditions and culture. It’s got its name after the French King, XIV Louis. The city played a key role in the civil war between 1861 and 1865. It is also famous for its agriculture; there are beautiful plantations along the Mississippi River. They primarily grow sugar cane, rice and cotton here.
Photo: Country, Louisiana, USA, flickr.com, by Dave77459



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The capital of the state is Baton Rouge, which was founded by French settlers in 1699. One may find beautiful buildings all over the city. It’s worth to visit the awe-inspiring building of the Old State Capitol, where now a museum is waiting for the visitor to show them the history of the state. The Old Governing Palace, which looks quite similar to the White House, is also fascinating. We get to know the life story of the former presidents and their work in this museum. It’s worth to check out the 34 storey New State Capitol, which is the tallest capitol in the country.
Baton Rouge
Photo: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, USA, Louisiana, flickr.com, by bmooneyatwork

The Plantation Alley is an important sight of the state. Once there were giant cotton fields here, and this was the richest part of the country, the home of the American millionaires. The majority of their villas are now open for public.
Plantation Alley
Photo: Plantation Alley, Louisiana, USA, flickr.com, by mikemac29

It’s worth to visit Lafayette the French center of the state, and become familiar with the French-American culture. The Christening Saint John's Cathedral offers an imposing sight.
Photo: St. John's Cathedral, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, flickr.com, by Jim in Times Square


The largest city of Louisiana is the sunny New Orleans, with its half a million of residents and 500 square kilometers of size. A lot of tourists come to the city, where the different cultures meet each other. Pubs, busy bars and music clubs are waiting for the tourists. There are a lot of buildings in the city from the 19th century, which are a must to visit. Just to mention a few: the St. Louis Cathedral, or the Old US Mint, the building of the former mint and the home of the New Orleans Jazz Collection, which introduces the history of the jazz with old photos, musical instruments and documents. There’s also an interesting exhibition about old golden and silver coins. You must take a visit to such interesting places as the Jackson Square, which was named after General Andrew Jackson; who won against the British in 1815. Nowadays one may listen to jazz music here all day, for it is now the meeting point of the artists. Those, who are a bit adventurous, may check out Bourbon Street at night, which is regarded to be the Mecca of night life. One will find homosexual and transvestite bars and brothels here, where Latin girls are at your service. It is only advised for people with strong nerves. It’s worth to visit Royal Street, which is found in the Old French district. The street is flanked by antique shops, which sell amazing golden and inlaid furniture, chandeliers and other old stuff. Those tourists, who don’t visit the Aquarium of the Americas, miss out one of the most beautiful aquariums of the world. It has more than 500 species. We also recommend the City Park for everyone, which is the fifth largest parks in the USA, with its 600 acres. It features Sub-Tropical vegetation, which is fantastic sight. The New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Botanic Garden are also to be found here. The people who love to go shopping should visit the River Walk Marketplace, which is huge, and has more than 140 shops, offering world famous brands. The Garden District is a suburb of New Orleans, where the rich American homesteaders settled down and built beautiful villas, after they’d bought New Orleans. The Audubon Zoo is to be found here, which is the home of wild alligators, jaguars and flamingos. The Mardi Gras holiday – the day before Ash Wednesday – is a great feast in the city. The whole city bursts into activity, they organize stormy marches and the people dress up in costumes.
New Orleans
Photo: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, flickr.com, by compujeramey

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