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Louisiana was the 18th state to join the United States of America. Louisiana officially joined on April 30th, 1812. The capital city is Baton Rouge, but the largest city is New Orleans.

Here are some official state symbols to help you get to know Louisiana better.

  • State Nickname - "Pelican State"
  • State Tree - Bald Cypress
  • State Flower - Magnolia Blossom
  • State Bird - Eastern Brown Pelican
  • State Crustacean - Crawfish
  • State Musical Instrument - Diatonic Accordion

Car Rental Louisiana

Did you know that Louisiana is the 31st biggest state in the USA? The territory spans 51,843 square miles. Rent a car to hit up Atchafalaya Bay and Pontchartrain Lake!