The Pelican State
- State Site: Official Web Site of the State of Louisiana
- Capital City:
- New Orleans, 1812-1830. Donaldsville, 1830-1831. New Orleans, 1831-1849. Baton Rouge, 1849-1862. New Orleans, 1862-1882. Baton Rouge, since 1882.
- Baton Rouge
- Baton Rouge Apartments
- Postal: LA
- Traditional: La.
- Admission to Union:
- Ancestry / Genealogy:
- Apartments: Louisiana Apartments
- Area Codes: Louisiana Area Codes
- Biographies: Notable Louisianians
- Birth Records: Birth Certificates and Vital Records
- Border States:
- Citizens: Louisiana Citizens
- Climate: Climatology For Louisiana
- Constitution: Louisiana Constitution, 18th state to enter the Union.
- County Profile: Louisiana Counties
- Courts: Louisiana Government: Judicial Branch
- Current Events: Louisiana News
- Death Records: Death Certificates
- Department of: Louisiana Government: Agency Index
- Agriculture: Sugar cane is the leading farm product in Louisiana. Other
important crops are cotton, rice and soybeans. Sweet potatoes and tomatoes are the most important
vegetable crops and peaches, strawberries and melons lead the fruit crops. Broilers (chickens 5 to
12 weeks old) provide the biggest part of Louisiana's livestock income. Beef and dairy cattle are also
important. Louisiana farms also produce eggs and hogs. Fish farms produce catfish and crayfish.
Some fur-bearing animals are raised for pelts others are trapped in the wild for fur. [Find out more]
- Manufacturing: Production of chemicals (pharmacueticals, fertilizers, paint,
pesticides, petrochemicals (chemicals from petroleum), plastics, soap) is Louisiana's leading
manufacturing activity. Petroleum and coal processing ranks second with petroleum refineries providing
almost all of the income in this industry. Paper production (corrugated boxes, cardboard tubes, food
containers) ranks third. Other manufacturing industries include shipbuilding, aircraft, automobile and
truck parts, missile parts and truck trailers.
- Services: Community, business, and personal services (private health care, hotels,
law firms, repair shops) lead in the services sector. Wholesale (automobiles, groceries, petroleum
products) and retail (discount stores, food stores, restaurants.) trade ranks second.
The finance, insurance and real estate sector, centered in New Orleans, ranks third. Finance is fueled
by petroleum and gas companies.
- Mining: Louisiana's major mined products are petroleum and natural gas and are
responsible for over 90% of the state's mining income. Other important mined products are sulfer and
salt. Louisiana also produces coal and sand and gravel.
- Fishing: Louisiana is one of the leading states in commercial fishing and the
leading state in shrimp production. Other important products include catfish, crayfish, menhaden and
- Genealogical Resources:
- Geographic Center: Louisiana Geography
- Highest Point: Driskill Mountain, 535 feet above sea level.
- Highway Markers: Louisiana
- Judiciary: Louisiana Government: Judicial Branch
- Largest Cities: 10 Largest Cities
- Legislature: Louisiana State Legislature
- Library: State Library of Louisiana
- License Plates: Louisiana
- Lottery: Louisiana Lottery
- Lowest Point: New Orleans, 8 feet below sea level.
- Maps: Louisiana Maps
- Marriage: Louisiana Marriage License, Registration and Ceremony Information
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- Motor Vehicles: Office of Motor Vehicles
- Museums: Louisiana Museums
- National Forests:
- National Parks: National Parks in Louisiana
- Natural Resources: Fertile soils, abundant deposits of oil and gas, and thick forests are Louisiana's
leading natural resources.
- Newspapers: Louisiana
- Nickname: for Louisiana
- Non-transients: Find A Grave
- Online Services: Serving the Public: Online Services
- Origin of State's name: Louisiana
- Political Cartoons: PoliticalCartoons.com
- Road Side America: Louisiana
- Song: Multiple
- State Parks: Louisiana State Parks
- State Quarter: Louisiana
- Symbols: Louisiana Symbols
- Tax Forms:
- Topography: State Topography Image: Louisiana
- Tree: Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum)
- Unclaimed Funds: Unclaimed Property
- Veteran Affairs: Department of Veterans Affairs
- Vital Records: Vital Records
- Voting: Elections Division
- Web Cams: Louisiana Webcams
- Zip Codes: