Louisiana Profile

 

   Origin of the Name: Robert de LaSalle, an early French explorer, named 

                        Louisiana  for the King of France, Louis XIV.

   Nickname: "The Pelican State"

   Admitted into the Union: April 30, 1812

   State Colors: Gold, White and Blue

   State Gemstone: Agate

   State Fossil: Petrified Palmwood

   State Motto: "Union, Justice and Confidence"

   Population:

    Land Area: 43,566 square miles

   The State Capitol: Baton Rouge

   Climate:
            Semitropical
            Average yearly temperature is 67.4 F.
            The coldest month is January (average temperature 50.7 F.)
             July and August are the hottest months (average temperature 82 F.)
             Average yearly rainfall is 55.45 inches
   Products:
   Agricultural    Minerals    Industry          
      Sugarcane       Sulphur      Approx. 4,380 Manufacturing Units.
      Strawberries       Carbon Black      Nearly 1,645,919 wage and salary
      Sweet Potatoes       Gravel      workers who annual earnings are
      Rice       Salt      $10 billion.
      Cotton       Petroleum      $5 billion worth of products are
      Corn       Natural Gas      produced each year.
      Soybeans
      Potatoes
      Pecans
      Lumber
      Citrus Fruits
      Aquaculture
      Perique Tobacco

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