Louisiana Statehood Day
Louisiana Statehood Day is held on April 30. 1812. This event in the third decade of the month April is annual. Help us
Louisiana is named after King Louis XIV. Louisiana doesn't have counties like all other US states. It has parishes instead. Louisiana is the 25th most populous and the 31st most extensive of the 50 states of the United States. The nickname of the state “the Pelican State” comes from the many pelicans that used to inhabit the state’s gulf coast.
The state attained statehood on April 30, 1812, becoming the 18th state to join the union. Louisiana is among the country’s leading oil and gas producing states.
Louisiana State Capitol Building is the tallest state capital in the United States. The building was inaugurated on May 16, 1931. It is 450 feet tall and has 34 stories.
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