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Louisiana was named by Robert de LaSalle for Louis XIV, King of France, sometimes called the "Sun King." Nicknamed the Pelican State after the Louisiana Brown Pelican.

Admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812, it is the 18th state.

The Spanish provisional government in 1669 set up church units and 11 administrative districts. It was decided that the districts were too big and the parishes just right, so today Louisiana has 64 parishes where most states would have counties.

Flags to fly over Louisiana (in order, some more than once and different designs):
Spain, France, England, American, Republic of West Florida (over part of the state), Louisiana (temporarily an independent nation), Confederate States of America, Louisiana State.

State Senators: 39
State House of Representatives: 105
Legislature meets: 60 days per year.
Even number years: 30 day fiscal session.
State colors are gold, white, and blue.
State motto is "Union, Justice, Confidence."
State Fossil is Petrified Palmwood.
State Gemstone is Agate.
State Drink is Milk.
State Songs are: Give Me Louisiana and You Are My Sunshine. The latter was co-written by Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis.
State Dog is Catahoula Leopard Dog.
State Tree is Bald Cypress.
State Crustacean is Crawfish.
State Flower is Magnolia.
State Wildflower is Louisiana Iris.
State Fruit is Strawberry.
State Insect is American Honey Bee.
State Mammal is Louisiana Black Bear.
State Reptile is Alligator.

Louisiana Parishes:

East Baton Rouge
Jefferson
Natchitoches
Orleans
Sabine
Saint Bernard
Saint Charles
Saint James
Saint John



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