Thursday, July 7

Facts about Louisiana

Louisiana Facts

Learn facts about Louisiana for kids.

Have you ever been to Louisiana? You can discover some cool facts about Louisiana here! I love learning fun, cool facts about all the different states. I would love to share some fun, cool facts with you! Every Thursday, I will post cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Kentucky. This week, we are posting cool facts about Louisiana. You will learn about Louisiana's state flag, bird, and other facts.

Did you know Louisiana was the eighteenth (18th) state to join the union? Yes, that is right! Louisiana officially joined the union on April 30, 1812! Louisiana is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Louisiana is bordered by three (3) states: Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. Louisiana is also bordered by the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana is the thirty-first (31st) largest state in the United States. Louisiana is a big state. About 4,624,047 people are living in Louisiana.


Did you know that Anne Rice was born in Louisiana? Anne Rice is a famous book author. Anne Rice is the author of about 37 published novels.


Do you know any famous people born in the state you reside in?


Facts about Louisiana:

1. Louisiana is known for Mardi Gras, Cajun, Creole cultures, and jazz music. It is also nicknamed the Pelican State, the Bayou State, and the Creole State. The state motto is Union, Justice, and Confidence, adopted in 1902. The abbreviation for Louisiana is LA.

2. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. It officially became the capital sometime in 1849 and has an estimated population of around 227,470 people.

3. The Louisiana state bird is the Brown pelican. The Brown pelican was chosen as the state bird for Louisiana on July 27, 1966. The Louisiana Brown pelican is a beautiful brown-grayish color with a white neck and a creamy yellowish colored head area. The Brown pelican has a very long beak/bill.

4. The Louisiana official state flower is the Magnolia. The Magnolia is a perennial flowering tree/shrub that can be found growing throughout the state of Louisiana. The Magnolia starts to bloom in March and April. The Magnolia is a lovely tree flower. The Louisiana Magnolia became Louisiana’s official state flower in 1900.

5. Louisiana’s state flag was officially adopted on July 1, 1912. It has a blue background, and the state seal of Louisiana appears on it. A pelican is feeding her baby birds in a nest, and the state motto Union, Justice, and Confidence appears on the flag in a ribbon underneath the nest.

6. Some crops grown in Louisiana are cotton, sugar cane, rice, corn, sweet potatoes, and soybean.

7. Some cool places to visit in Louisiana are Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, Houmas House and Gardens in Darrow, LA, and Grand Isle State Park in Jefferson Parish, L.A.

8. Some animals that live in Louisiana are alligators, catfish, deer, foxes, squirrels, otters, wolves, and turtles.

9. Louisiana can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Louisiana was 114 degrees Fahrenheit in Plain Dealing, Louisiana, on August 10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Louisiana was -16 degrees (16 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Minden, Louisiana, on January 19, 1994.


What cool facts can you share about Louisiana with us?



Get your free printable Louisiana worksheet here:

Louisiana Worksheet

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Books about Louisiana:

1. Little Louisiana Board book by Anita C. Prieto

2. Louisiana "Seasons" by Rebecca Ventre

3. I Love You as Big as Louisiana by Rose Rossner

4. Louisiana Animals ABC by Rickey Pittman

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 



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