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Famous People

Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Reese Witherspoon, and Britney Spears are a few well-known residents of Louisiana.1)

Official Drink

Milk is the state beverage of Louisiana.2)

State Capital

Known as the “red post”, Baton Rouge is the state capital of Louisiana.3)

Red Post Origin

The border between two American Native tribes was marked with a post carved from a bleeding Louisiana cypress tree that was discovered by explorer Pierre Le Moyne.4)


The American alligator, which has existed since the time of the dinosaurs, is the official reptile of Louisiana.5)

Creole Food

Creole cuisine, a fusion of French, Spanish, and African cuisines, is renowned in Louisiana. Gumbo is among the most well-known Creole foods.6)

Oak Alley Plantation

One of the Louisiana estates that is frequently photographed is the Oak Alley Plantation. Its moniker refers to the oak trees that border the driveway to the house.7)


A quarter of all the seafood captured in the United States comes from the fishing sector in Louisiana.8)

Gasoline Production

Louisiana generates enough gasoline each year to fill around 800 million car gas tanks.9)

Oldest Cathedral

The St. Louis Cathedral, which was erected at St. Louis in 1718, is the country's first cathedral.10)

The Big Easy

Because of its reputation for being laid-back, New Orleans is frequently referred to as “The Big Easy”.11)

Longest Boxing Match

In New Orleans in 1893, the longest boxing battle in history took place. 110 rounds, or a total of 7 hours and 19 minutes, were played. The match ended in a tie.12)

Pelican State

Because of the pelicans that inhabit the Gulf Coast, Louisiana is known as the Pelican State.13)

Lake Pontchartrain

The largest lake in Louisiana is Lake Pontchartrain. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway spans the lake for over 24 miles (38 km), making it the longest bridge over water in the whole globe.14)

Haunted New Orleans

Since it has seen so many disasters, including fires, hurricanes, yellow fever, and bloodshed, New Orleans is regarded as one of the most haunted cities in the United States.15)

Super Bowl Host

With Miami as the only exception, New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl ten times.16)

St. Charles Streetcar

The world's oldest continually operating streetcar is in New Orleans' St. Charles Streetcar line.17)

Biggest Party

Mardi Gras is the greatest celebration in Louisiana. Mardi Gras, which translates to “Fat Tuesday” in French, gets its name from the custom of consuming all the household fats before to Lent in order to prepare for fasting.18)

Name Origin

King Louis XIV was honored with the moniker Louisiana Territory. La Louisiane translates to “Country of Louis” in French.19)

Nicholas Cage

In New Orleans, Nicholas Cage has already paid for his last resting place. It's a mausoleum shaped like a pyramid.20)

Frog Festival

The annual Frog Festival in Rayne, Louisiana features a pageant, frog jumping contests, and plenty of frog legs for consumption.21)

State Bird

The brown pelican is the official bird of Louisiana.22)

Birthplace Of Jazz

Jazz originated in Louisiana.23)

Hurricane Katrina

Many areas of Louisiana were affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It killed over 1,500 Louisianans and devastated 73 square miles of shoreline in Louisiana.24)

Famous Films

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), Tarzan of the Apes (1918), Steel Magnolias (1989), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Easy Rider (1969), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button were among the well-known films shot in Louisiana (2008). Louisiana served as the backdrop for the 2012–2017 television series Duck Dynasty.25)

Louisiana Mudfest

The Louisiana Mudfest, a 3-day mud event, is held in Louisiana each year. Partygoers congregate for one of Louisiana's most spectacular events as they race trucks, quads, Jeeps, and other specialty 4×4 vehicles through the muck.26)


The only state in the country that uses “parishes” rather than counties is Louisiana.27)


A sizable Cajun community may be found in Louisiana. These people are descended from a population known as the “Acadians”, who were driven out of Canada in the 1700s.28)

Louisiana Native Guards

In 1862, African American commanders were sworn in for the first time in the American army by the Louisiana Native Guards.29)

Louisiana Purchase

For the city of New Orleans, the United States government made a ten million dollar offer to France. Napoleon, however, made a $15 million offer to buy the whole Louisiana Territory, essentially doubling the size of the United States in a single motion.30)

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