Louisiana Facts



State Abbreviation LA
Statehood April 30, 1812
State Capital Baton Rouge
State Size Total (Land + Water): 51,840 sq miles; Land Only: 43,562 sq miles
Number of Counties 64
State Population (2010)4,533,372
Electoral Votes8
State Quarter Issue Date May 20, 2002
State Motto Union, justice, confidence
State Flower Magnolia
State Bird Eastern Brown Pelican
Nickname Pelican State
State Flag Louisiana State Flag
Area Codes 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) New Orleans (343,829)
Baton Rouge (229,493)
Shreveport (199,311)
Metairie (138,481)
Lafayette (120,623)
Major Sports Teams NFL: New Orleans Saints
NBA: New Orleans Hornets




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