Louisiana became 18th state of USA on April 30, 1812


Louisiana is the 18th state to be admitted into the state union on April 30, 1812. The state has interesting histories and amazing facts. The land of Louisiana was purchased in 1803 by Thomas Jefferson so as to extend USA territory. Located at the gulf of Mexico at the tip of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, to the north, east and west respectively. The French was the first to explore the land in 1731, but Spain overtook the land after the France- India war but was the land was reverted to France and finally sold to US in 1803. The state also partook in the civil war joining the Confederacy. Louisiana has famous cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Metairie, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe, Alexandria among others. Louisiana is nicknamed as the Pelican State and has over 43,562 sq mi. in land area and has 64 counties with over 4.6 million people in population.

Louisiana is known to be a tourist center with New Orleans taking the center stage, the state is also known to be a frontrunner in production of natural gas, sulfur production, salt and petroleum. Most of which are from the offshore deposits. The state is also a producer of large crops consisting of sweet potatoes, sugar cane, pecans, rice, soybeans, corn and cotton. Chemicals, transportation equipment, petroleum and coal products, processed food, paper, products, lumber and wood and apparel are also top manufactured product in the state.

Landmarks in Louisiana are Bourbon Street (Rue Bourbon) located in New Orleans which is a cultural hub; Canal Street, a thoroughfare in New Orleans; A 80 acre with over 500 animal Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo; Louisiana State Capitol, the capitol is 450 feet tall with 34 stories making it the tallest capitol in the United States of America; Mardi Gras World which serves as a tourist attraction in New Orleans; Saint Louis Cemetery constructed in 18th and 19th century and the graves are above ground vault; Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium which was useful in World War I; St. Louis Cathedral, which is the oldest cathedral in the whole of North America; Myrtles Plantation located in St Francisville; French Quarter, one of the famous neighborhood and oldest in New Orleans.

Living in Louisiana guarantees a whole lot of fun, the weather is always nice especially outside the summers. If you love to crack jokes or you need to be happy at all times, why not considering moving to Louisiana as jokes can be made out of anything in the state. In Louisiana, you don't really need to pay before you can listen to live music, and if you ever going to pay, you will surely have a good time as Louisiana music comprises all music genres and musicians do explore new genres. The people of Louisiana are always happy as there are a lot of festivals to attend in a calendar year. In terms of building, Louisiana has some interesting architectural design that you will love, and the state is a place to be a good sport fan.

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