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The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Louisiana: LA
Typical abbreviation for Louisiana: La.
The pronunciation of Louisiana:
When the people of Louisiana refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of Louisiana is in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nicknames for Louisiana: "The Pelican State"; "Sugar State"
State Motto: "Union, Justice and Confidence"
State Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican (pelecanus occidentalis)
State Tree: Bald Cypress (taxodium distichum)
State Flower: Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora)
State Songs: "Give Me Louisiana" and "You Are My Sunshine"
Statehood: Louisiana became the 18th state on Apr 30, 1812. It was the 6th state to secede from the Union (on Jan 26, 1861) and following the Civil War, it was the 6th Confederate state to be re-admitted (on July 9, 1868).
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