Louisiana can be found in southern part of the United States of America, and is bordered by Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas - with coastal towns situated on the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana is a diverse state with French, Spanish, Native American and African influences. The largest city in the state, New Orleans, is home to the world famous Mardi Gras event.
- Co-ordinates: 31.0413° N, 91.8360° W
- Capital: Baton Rouge
- Population: 4.65 Million
- Major Cities: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport
- Main Attractions: French Quarter, State Capitol, National WWII Museum