The State of Louisiana was named by the French explorer Sieur de La Salle in 1682 to honor King Louis XIV of France. The State Nickname is “Sportsman’s Paradise” (formally Pelican State). The State Motto is “Union, Justice, and Confidence ” .
Louisiana Parishes – The the Louisiana Territory, was organized on March 26, 1804. The State of Louisiana was created as the 18th state on April 30, 1812. Louisiana borders Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. It has 64 Parishes. The Louisiana State capital is Baton Rouge and the official state website is http://louisiana.gov/.
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