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Flag of Louisiana

Name: Louisiana
Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 7:11
Adopted: Original design: 1912 (current version of design November 22, 2010)
Design: Image of a pelican feeding her young with her own blood on a field of azure. Below the pelican, a ribbon displays "Union Justice Confidence"
The flag of Louisiana (French: Drapeau de la Louisiane) consists of a "pelican in her piety," the heraldic charge representing a mother pelican "in her nest feeding her young with her blood[,]" on an azure field with state motto reworded to "Union Justice Confidence." First adopted in 1912, it was last modified in 2010.

State of Louisiana
État de Louisiane (French)
Flag of Louisiana State seal of Louisiana
Flag Seal
Bayou State • Creole State • Pelican State (official)
Sportsman's Paradise • The Boot
Motto(s): Union, Justice, Confidence
State song(s): ""Give Me Louisiana"
"You Are My Sunshine"
"State March Song"
"Gifts of the Earth"
Map of the United States with Louisiana highlighted
Official language No official language
Spoken languages As of 2010
  • English 91.26%
  • French 3.45% (incl. Cajun and Creole)
  • Spanish 3.30%
  • Vietnamese 0.59%
Demonym Louisianian (French: Louisianais)
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest city New Orleans
Largest metro Greater New Orleans
Area Ranked 31st
• Total 52,378.13 sq mi
(135,382 km2)
• Width 130 miles (210 km)
• Length 379 miles (610 km)
• % water 15
• Latitude 28° 56′ N to 33° 01′ N
• Longitude 88° 49′ W to 94° 03′ W
Population Ranked 25th
• Total 4,659,978 (2018)
• Density 93.6/sq mi (34.6/km2)
Ranked 24th
• Median household income $42,196 (48th)
• Highest point Driskill Mountain
535 ft (163 m)
• Mean 100 ft (30 m)
• Lowest point New Orleans
−8 ft (−2.5 m)
Before statehood Territory of Orleans
Admitted to the Union April 30, 1812 (18th)
Governor John Bel Edwards (D)
Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser (R)
Legislature State Legislature
• Upper house State Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy (R)
John Kennedy (R)
U.S. House delegation 5 Republicans
1 Democrat (list)
Time zone Central: UTC −6/−5
ISO 3166 US-LA
Abbreviations LA, La.
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Categories: United States state flags,Symbols of Louisiana,Flags of Louisiana,Louisiana,1812 establishments in the United States,Former French colonies,Romance countries and territories,Southern United States,States and territories established in 1812,States of the Confederate States,States of the Gulf Coast of the United States,States of the United States

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