State of Lousiana
Flag of Louisiana (January 1861) Seal of Louisiana
Flag of Louisiana Seal of Louisiana
Nickname(s): Bayou State • Child of the Mississippi
Motto(s): Union, Justice and Confidence
Official language(s) English
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest City New Orleans
Largest Metro Area Greater New Orleans
Area  Ranked
 - Total 51,885 sq mi
(135,382 km²)
 - Width 130 miles (210 km)
 - Length 379 miles (610 km)
 - % water 15
 - Latitude 28° 56′ N to 33° 01′ N
 - Longitude 88° 49′ W to 94° 03′ W
Population  12th in the C.S.
 - Total (2000) 4,410,796
 - White (Citizens)
 - Slaves
 - Non-White
 - Density 102.59/sq mi 
39.61/km² (9th in the C.S.)
 - Highest point Driskill Mountain
535 ft  (163 m)
 - Mean 98 ft  (30 m)
 - Lowest point Gulf of Mexico
0 ft  (0 m)
Confederate Admission  February 8th, 1861 (6th)
Old Union Admission  April 30, 1812 (18th)
Governor Bobby Jindal (D)
C.S. Senators Mary Landrieu (W)
David Vitter (D)
C.S. Representatives 6 Democrats, 1 Whig
Time Zone UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations LA CS-LA

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