Louisiana: The Pelican State
Map of U.S. showing location of Louisiana


CAPITAL: Baton Rouge

STATEHOOD: 1812; 18th state

ATTRACTIONS: Aquarium of the Americas; Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

FUN FACT: Reptiles must be kept at least 200 yards away from the Mardi Gras parade route.


Louisiana state flag
State Tree: bald cypress; State Bird: brown pelican; State Flower: magnolia; State Quarter

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Photo credits: Pancaketom, Dreamstime (quarter); FrankvandenBergh, iStockphoto (flag); Marilyn Gould, Dreamstime (pelican); elektaus83, Dreamstime (magnolia); Jennifer Thompson, Dreamstime (cyprus)

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