Last Updated: April 17, 2021


Louisiana: The Pelican State is a state in the south and south-central regions of the United States. The state is known as Pelican State because Pelican is the state bird and is also in the states flag. 

In the surrounding area of Louisiana are the Gulf of Mexico to the south, Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north and Mississippi to the east. It is the 19th smallest state by area and the 25th most populous of the U.S. states. The state was named Louisiana in 1682, after Louis XIV King. It became the eighteen U.S. state on April 30, 1812. Baton Rouge is the capital of the state and New Orleans is the state’s largest city.

There has never been an official language in Louisiana and the state constitution computes the right of the people to preserve, foster and promote their respective historic, linguistic and cultural Origins.

The top sights in Louisiana are Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, St. Louis cathedral, Audubon Zoo, French Market, Audubon Aquarium of the Americans etc.

Key Facts: 

  • In 2019, the state’s real GDP was 240.48 billion U.S. Dollar.
  • The real Per Capita Gross Domestic product of the state in 2019 was $51,729 U.S. dollar.
  • In 2020, the unemployment rate in Louisiana was at 8.3 per cent. 
  • In 2014, Louisiana was ranked as one of the smallest business-friendly states, because there were more than 12000 small business owners according to a report.
  • Agriculture, industry, Tourism, Energy and Gaming are very popular parts of the state’s economy.