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Quick Facts: Louisiana
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Capital City: Baton Rouge

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Nickname: Pelican State
Motto: Union, justice, and confidence
Statehood: April 30, 1812 (18th)
Origin of State's Name: Named in honor of France's King Louis XIV.
Largest Cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Kenner
Border States: Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas
Land Area: 43,566 sq. mi.; 33rd largest
State Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
State Flower: Magnolia (magnolia)
State Tree: Bald Cypress (taxodium distichum)
State Song: Give Me Louisiana
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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