Date admitted to the US – April 30, 1812
Postal abbreviation – LA
Capital – Baton Rouge
Area – 51,839.70 [31st largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 4,533,372 [25th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 104.9 [23rd largest in the US]
Area codes – 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Zip codes – 70001 - 71497
Number of counties [parishes] – 64
State nickname – Sportsman's Paradise (previously - Pelican State)
State motto – “Union, Justice, and Confidence"
|State Flag of Louisiana|
Fun facts –
-The world famous Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and celebrates food and fun just before the 40 days of Lent.
-Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States, 450 feet tall with 34 floors.
-Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. Its political subdivisions are called parishes.
-Louisiana is the only state that still refers to the Napoleonic Code in its state law.
-In Louisiana, biting someone with your natural teeth is considered a simple assault, but biting someone with your false teeth is considered an aggravated assault.
-Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
-Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
-Southern University Law Center
-Tulane University Law School