Louisiana State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Louisiana as the 18th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Louisiana.
Date of Statehood:
April 30, 1812
4,523,628 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Louisiana agricultural crops include sugarcane, strawberries, sweet potatoes, rice, cotton, corn, potatoes, soybeans, citrus fruits, pecans, perique tobacco and lumber.
The main elements of the Louisiana economy are: the production of minerals, particularly oil and natural gas, but also sulphur, lime, salt and lignite; petroleum refining; chemical and petrochemical manufacturing; tourism; forestry; pulp, plywood and papermaking; agriculture and food processing; commercial fishing; shipping and international trade; shipbuilding, and general manufacturing.
The Pelican State
Union, justice, confidence.
Magnolia (Legislation of 1990)
Baldcypress (Legislation of 1963)
Brown Pelican (Legislation of 1966)
White Perch (Legislation of 1993)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1902)
Agate (Legislation of 1976)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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