Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties.

Much of the state’s lands were formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp.  These contain a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as ibis and egrets. There are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as sturgeon and paddlefish. In more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape and has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas. These support an exceptionally large number of plant species, including many species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants.[9] Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state, including four that are federally recognized, ten that are state recognized, and four that have not received recognition.

Capital: Baton Rouge


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Louisiana: New Orleans – The Museum of Death

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Cemetery Tour

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Green Goddess (Review)

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Sweet Soul Food

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Piscobar Kitchen (Review)

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Mardi Gras World

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Louisiana: New Orleans – 5 excellent places to eat for vegans

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Carmo (Review)

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Louisiana: New Orleans – Killer Po’boys

I was out and about in New Orleans, exploring the French Quarter when I stumbled across a small ...
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