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Many symbols of Louisiana can be found in our Louisiana coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

Check out the Louisiana Unit of Study for all coloring pages, information, interactive puzzles, word jumbles, word searches, worksheets, and thematic book reviews. We even included a state quarter observation sheet!

Louisiana OutlineState Name: Louisiana
State Nickname: The Pelican State
State Capital: Baton Rouge
State Governor: Bobby Jindal
State Abbreviation: La.
2 letter Postal Code: LA
Area: 48,523 square miles
Date Entered the Union: April 30, 1812
State #: 18
Borders: Arkansas, Mississippi, Lake Pontchartrain, Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Mississippi River, Sabine River
Louisiana flagFlag Meaning: A mother pelican feeding her babies is centered on a field of blue. The pelican symbolizes the state's role as the protector of its resources to its people. The white ribbon below the bird bears the state motto - "Union, justice, and confidence". The flag was adopted in 1912.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 7
State Motto: Union, justice, and confidence
State Flower: Magnolia
State Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
State Song: "Give Me Louisiana" and "You Are My Sunshine"
State Tree: bald cypress
State Mammal: Black Bear
State Reptile: Alligator
State Fish: White Perch; Spotted Sea Trout or Speckled Trout
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Kenner, Bossier City, Monroe, Alexandria, New Iberia
Famous Residents:
- Louis Armstrong, musician
- Truman Capote, writer
- Bryant Gumbel, TV newscaster
- Al Hirt, trumpeter
- Dorothy Lamour, actress
- Jerry Lee Lewis singer
Attractions: Avery Island, Delta Country, Evangeline Country, Feliciana Country, Grand Isle, Mardi Gras
Agriculture: cotton, fruits, rice, sugar cane, potatoes
Industries: food processing, petroleum refining, pulp and paper products, transportation, textiles
Natural Resources: Natural gas, petroleum, sulfu

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