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Maps of Louisiana provide information on the different cities and land features in the state of Louisiana. Check out our interactive maps of Louisiana.

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

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Lafayette

Lafayette

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles

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Monroe

Monroe

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New Orleans

New Orleans

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Shreveport

Shreveport

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Capital Baton Rouge
Area 47,751 sq mi
123,675 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
4,468,976
Major Cities
(2000 census)
New Orleans (484,674), Baton Rouge (227,818),
Shreveport (200,145), Lafayette (110,257),
Lake Charles (71,757)
Major Rivers Mississippi, Red, Pearl, Sabine, Ouachita
Highest Point Driskill Mtn.
535 feet
163 meters
Industry chemicals, petroleum products, food processing, transportation equipment, paper products, tourism, seafood
Agriculture seafood, cotton, soybeans, beef cattle, sugarcane, poultry, dairy products, rice
Minerals and Resources natural gas, petroleum, fishing, salt, construction sand and gravel, sulfur

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Geography of Louisiana

Louisiana, one of the southern states of the United States. It is bounded by Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas on land, and by the Gulf of Mexico.

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History of Louisiana

The Louisiana region was settled by Indians in prehistoric times, at least as early as 6,000 years ago.