Louisiana State
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Louisiana State collage of images.
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.

State Name:
Louisiana

Abbreviation:
LA

Capital:
Baton Rouge

Date of Statehood:
April 30, 1812

Population:
4,523,628 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
Louisiana agricultural crops include sugarcane, strawberries, sweet potatoes, rice, cotton, corn, potatoes, soybeans, citrus fruits, pecans, perique tobacco and lumber.

Primary Industry:
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.

Nickname:
The Pelican State

Motto:
Union, justice, confidence.

Flower:
Magnolia (Legislation of 1990)
Picture of the Magnolia, the official state flower of Louisiana.

Tree:
Baldcypress (Legislation of 1963)

Bird:
Brown Pelican (Legislation of 1966)
Picture of the Brown+Pelican, the official state bird of Louisiana.
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Fish:
White Perch (Legislation of 1993)

Insect:
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1902)

Gemstone:
Agate (Legislation of 1976)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Louisiana.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Louisiana.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Louisiana.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Louisiana state.
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