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"
Land Area: 43,566 square miles
The State Capitol: Baton Rouge
|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|
|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|
|Cotton||Petroleum||$5 billion worth of products are|
|Corn||Natural Gas||produced each year.|