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Where is Louisiana ?
Louisiana is in the Southern region of USA. The capital of this State is Baton Rouge. It is the 25th most populous state of all the 50 states in USA.
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Tourist attractions in Louisiana

The main tourist attractions in the state of LA are as follows:
  • Baton Rouge - The capital of the state
  • Alexandria - Closely located to the heart of the state
  • Lake Charles
  • Lafayette - The administrative hub of Cajun Country
  • Monroe - The hometown of Delta Air Lines
  • Mandeville - Situated beside the northern banks of Lake Pontchartrain, close to New Orleans.
  • New Orleans - The biggest city in the state and a famous tourist spot.
  • Natchitoches - The first colony in the Louisiana Purchase
  • Shreveport: The largest city in the northern region of the state

Other prominent tourist attractions include the following:
  • Great River Road - In the middle of Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
  • Chalmette - Location of the Battle of New Orleans National Monument
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • New Roads - A vibrant community beside the False River.
  • Woodworth - One of the most developed settlements in the heart of Louisiana.
  • Terrebonne Parish

Hotels in Louisiana

The Pelican State has many hotels and motels to accommodate the discerning visitors and some of them are listed below:
  • Best Western Airport Inn
  • Hilton Shreveport
  • River's Edge Motel
  • Best Western of Alexandria Inn & Suites & Conference Center
  • Best Western Plus St. Christopher Hotel
  • Horseshoe Bossier Casino & Hotel

Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport are the cities with the best hotels.

Airlines in Louisiana

Alexandria International Airport, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport are the major airports in the state. American Eagle, Continental Airlines, AirTran Airways, Delta Airlines, Air Canada, US Airways, JetBlue Airways, and Vision Airlines serve the state.

Economy of Louisiana

Agriculture is the main economic sector. Other industries include oil and coal products, chemical goods, food processing, paper commodities, and transportation machinery. Tourism is a major factor in the economy, particularly in the New Orleans region.

Last Updated On : June 13, 2013


The official flag of Louisiana has the background of azure and there is a Pelican, feeding her young ones with her blood. Below this is a band that says "Union, Justice, and Confidence"

AbbreviationLA
NicknamePelican State
Joined the UnionApril 30, 1812 (18th state)
CapitalBaton Rouge
Total Area51,843 sq mi
Largest CityNew Orleans
Highest pointDriskill Mountain
Lowest pointNew Orleans
Time ZoneCST(UTC−06:00)
Official Websitelouisiana.gov
Louisiana Travel Guide