Louisiana, known as the Bayou State, is located in the Southeastern of the United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. It is the 19th smallest State by area and the 25th most populous. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans. Its Governor is John Bel Edwards.
Louisiana has a mainly humid subtropical climate with long hot summers and short mild winters. It is often affected by tropical cyclones and is very vulnerable to strikes by major hurricanes. Among the state's wildflowers are the ground orchid and several hyacinths. Many alligators live in the bayous, with turtles, crawfish and catfish. Furthermore, in the Kisatchie National Forest, live the black bear and the the red-cockaded woodpecker.
The French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle named the region Louisiana in 1682 to honor France's King Louis XIV. French colony until 1803 it was sold to the USA by the French government. Some people called «the Cajun community» still speak French, but it's only 150 000 of them. Sadly known for its slave history, it has kept from this period numerous traditions, like Mardi Gras, Creole and Cajun culture, food, and jazz music.
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Complete List of Cities in Louisiana
New Orleans is a City in Orleans parish with -350 000 inhabitants.
Shreveport is a City in Caddo parish with -200 000 inhabitants.
Baton Rouge is a City in East Baton Rouge parish with -250 000 inhabitants.
Lafayette is a City in Lafayette parish with -150 000 inhabitants.
Lake Charles is a City in Calcasieu parish with -75 000 inhabitants.
Bossier City is a City in Bossier parish with -75 000 inhabitants.
Monroe is a City in Ouachita parish with -50 000 inhabitants.
St. Gabriel is a City in Iberville parish with -10 000 inhabitants.
Cameron is a Census-designated place in Cameron parish with -500 inhabitants.
Alexandria is a City in Rapides parish with -50 000 inhabitants.
Ashland is a Village in Natchitoches parish with -500 inhabitants.
Natchitoches is a City in Natchitoches parish with -20 000 inhabitants.
Zachary is a City in East Baton Rouge parish with -15 000 inhabitants.
Ruston is a City in Lincoln parish with -30 000 inhabitants.
Edgard is a Census-designated place in St. John the Baptist parish with -3 000 inhabitants.