Capital:   Baton Rouge

State Abbreviation:   LA

State Bird:   Eastern Brown Pelican

State Flower:   Magnolia

Nickname:   Pelican State

Borders:   This state is bordered by Texas on the west, the Gulf of Mexico on the south, Arkansas on the north, and Mississippi on the east.

  Largest Cities:
1.  New Orleans
2.  Baton Rouge
3.  Shreveport
4.  Metairie
5.  Lafayette
6.  Lake Charles
7.  Kenner
8.  Bossier City
9.  Monroe
10.  Alexandria
11.  Marrero
12.  New Iberia
13.  Houma
14.  Chalmette
15.  Laplace