Louisiana Quick Facts

Capital Baton Rouge
Area 47,751 sq mi
123,675 sq km
Population
(2000 census)
4,468,976
Major Cities
(July 1996 est.)
New Orleans (476,625), Baton Rouge (215,882), Shreveport (191,558),
Lafayette (104,899), Kenner (72,345)
Highest Point Driskill Mtn.
535 feet
163 meters
Income per capita (US$) $22,847
Industry chemicals, petroleum products, food processing, transportation equipment, paper products, tourism, seafood
Agriculture seafood, cotton, soybeans, beef cattle, sugarcane, poultry, dairy products, rice
Minerals and Resources natural gas, petroleum, fishing, salt, construction sand and gravel, sulfur
(U.S. Government sources)
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