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Miscellaneous Facts about Louisiana

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Facts About Louisiana

Abbreviationááááááááááááááááá LA

Admitted to Unionáááááááá April 30, 1812 (18th state)

Capitaláááááááá Baton Rouge

Climateááááááá Subtropical

Flagáááááááááááá A pelican feeding its young against a field of blue.

Federal Delegationáááááááá Two U.S. Senators
Seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives
Nine Electoral Votes

Governmentáááááááááááááááá

State Constitution of 1974 provides for 3 branches of government:Executive, Judicial,á Legislative.
The Executive Branch is headed by the governor who is elected for a four year term.
The Judicial branch is headed by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
The Legislative branch consists of 39 State Senators and 105 State Representatives. All are elected for four year terms.

Mottoáááááááááááááááááááááááá Union, Justice, Confidence

Major Metropolitan Areasááááá The following data is from the 1990 census.

 

Metro Nameáááááááá Cityááá Metro Areaáá Ranká -------------áááá ------áá ----------áá --

New Orleansáááááá 496,938áá 1,238,816ááá 32

Baton Rougeáááááá 219,531áááá 528,264ááá 71

Shreveportááááááá 198,525áááá 334,341áá 111 Lafayetteááááááááá 94,440áááá 208,740áá 153

Houma-áááááááááááá 30,495áááá 182,842áá 166

Thibodauxáá áááááá 14,035áááááááá

Lake Charlesáááááá 70,580áááá 168,134áá 175

Monroeáááááááááááá 54,909áááá 142,191áá 201

Alexandriaáááááááá 49,188áááá 131,556áá 210

 

Nicknameááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááá Pelican

State Political Subdivisionsááááááááááá 64 parishes (analogous to counties in other states)

Populationááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááá 4,315,000 (1994 Census Bureau estimate)

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