Louisiana is a state in the Deep South and South Central regions of the United States. It is the 20th-smallest by area and the 25th most populous of the 50 U.S. 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, making it one of only two U.S. states not subdivided into counties (the other being Alaska and its boroughs). The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans, with a population of roughly 383,000 people. Nicknames: Pelican State (official) Bayou State. Creole State. Sportsman's Paradise. The Boot.
Louisiana is a humid subtropical climate state, with hot, humid summers and mild, wet winters. The state's average temperature ranges from 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. The state receives an average of 50 inches of rain per year.
Louisiana is a diverse state, with a population that includes people of French, African, American, and French-Canadian descent. The state's official language is English, but French is also widely spoken. The state's religion is Christianity, with a majority of residents being Catholic.
Louisiana is a major producer of oil and gas, and the state's economy is also based on agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing. The state's major industries include oil and gas exploration and production, chemical manufacturing, and food processing.
Louisiana is a beautiful state with a rich history and culture. The state is home to a variety of attractions, including the French Quarter in New Orleans, the Atchafalaya Basin, and the Gulf Coast. Louisiana is also a popular destination for outdoor recreation, including fishing, hunting, and boating.