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
Capital of Louisiana State: Baton Rouge
Date of Statehood: April 30, 1812
Louisiana State 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.
Louisiana State Nickname: The Pelican State
Louisiana State Motto: Union, justice, confidence.
Louisiana State Flower:
Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)(Legislation of 1990)
Louisiana State Tree: Baldcypress (Legislation of 1963)
Louisiana State Bird:
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)(Legislation of 1966)
Louisiana State Fish: White Perch (Legislation of 1993)
Louisiana State Insect: Honey Bee (Legislation of 1902)
Louisiana State Gemstone: Agate (Legislation of 1976)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Louisiana State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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Louisiana State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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