Louisiana: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

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Louisiana is an American state located in the south of the country on the Gulf Coast. The foundations of Louisiana were laid by French and Spanish colonists who were expelled from Canada to the territory around the Mississippi River Delta. In the continental United States, Louisiana (not Lousiana) is the only state where local government functions as districts.

Louisiana: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Louisiana / Where is Louisiana?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About Louisiana
  2. What to See in the State of Louisiana
  3. Louisiana State Attractions
  4. Louisiana Weather
  5. Louisiana’s Largest Cities
  6. Food Prices in Louisiana
  7. State Symbols of Louisiana

Basic Information About Louisiana

What to See in the State of Louisiana

  1. World War II Museum in New Orleans
  2. Jackson Square in New Orleans
  3. St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans
  4. New Orleans City Park
  5. French Quarter in New Orleans
  6. Laura Plantation near Vacherie
  7. Audubon Zoo in New Orleans
  8. Jean Lafitte Park and Preserve
  9. Honey Island Swamp
  10. Louisiana’s Old Capitol at Baton Rouge

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Louisiana, post in the discussion.

Louisiana State Attractions

Date of Louisiana’s Entry into the Union

April 30, 1812 (18th in order)

Louisiana state nickname

The Pelican State

The Highest Mountain in Louisiana

Driskill Mountain (1,263 metres)

Louisiana Rivers

  1. Mississippi River (3,730 km)
  2. Red River (2,190 km)
  3. Ouachita River (882 km)
  4. Sabine River (820 km)
  5. Pearl River (715 km)

Louisiana Airports

  1. New Orleans – Louis Armstrong International Airport
  2. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
  3. Shreveport Regional Airport
  4. Lafayette Regional Airport
  5. Alexandria International Airport

Louisiana Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): New Orleans Saints
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): New Orleans Pelicans

Universities in Louisiana

  • Tulane University
  • Louisiana State University

ZIP Codes

70001-71232, 71234-71497

Weather in Louisiana | Average temperatures in Louisiana | Average precipitation Louisiana

Louisiana Weather

Louisiana has a typical subtropical climate. It is characterized by long, hot summers and short, mild winters. Temperatures in the summer, from mid-June to mid-September, range from 31 °C upwards, cooling to about 23 °C overnight. On some days the temperature rises much higher, mostly in the northern part of the country.

Louisiana winters tend to be warm, with daytime temperatures between 15 °C and 20 °C, dropping to between 3 °C and 7 °C at night. A cold front will bring more cooling from time to time.

Rain showers can be expected all year round, most of them coming in the summer months. Louisiana is frequently plagued by hurricanes, with hurricanes in late winter and early spring.

Current Forecasts:

Louisiana’s Largest Cities

# City Population Map
1 New Orleans 343,829 Show on Map
2 Baton Rouge 229,493 Show on Map
3 Shreveport 199,311 Show on Map
4 Metairie Terrace 142,489 Show on Map
5 Metairie 138,481 Show on Map
6 Lafayette 120,623 Show on Map
7 Lake Charles 71,993 Show on Map
8 Kenner 66,702 Show on Map
9 Bossier City 61,315 Show on Map
10 Monroe 48,815 Show on Map

Food Prices in Louisiana

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $3.50
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $5.08
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.81
  • Milk (1 l): $1.17
  • Bread (500 g): $3.10
  • Rice (1 kg): $4.56
  • Egg (12 pcs): $2.15
  • Cheese (1 kg): $12.01
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $9.06
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $11.95
  • Apples (1 kg): $4.16
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.57
  • Oranges (1 kg): $4.10
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.22
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $3.27
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.72
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.87
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $7.75

Food prices in the city of New Orleans valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, they vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Louisiana Flag | Louisiana State Emblem

State Symbols of Louisiana

  • Colors: blue, white, gold
  • Fossil: palmoxylon (petrified palm wood)
  • Insect: bee
  • Musical instrument: melodeon (plucked harmonica)
  • Roach: langusta
  • Flower: magnolia
  • Mass food: Natchitoches
  • Mineral: sugar
  • Motto: Union, justice and confidence
  • Drink: milk
  • Carnivore: Carolina rocket
  • Fruit: strawberries
  • Dog: Louisiana leopard dog
  • Songs: “You Are My Sunshine”, “Give Me Louisiana”
  • Snake: North American Alligator
  • Bird: Brown pelican
  • Fish: American osprey
  • Mammal: Baribal bear
  • Tree: two-rowed thistle
  • Wildflower: Cosatrice
  • Vegetable: sweet potato

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