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					 Size: square miles: 43,562 square miles
 Nickname: The Pelican State
   Name : Raquel L.
 State hood: April 30, 1812
 Famous person: Louis Armstrong
 Why famous: He was a famous jazz musician.
 Borders: Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
 Plants: Oak, and orchids.
 Animals: Rabbits, and gray foxes.
   Governor: Bobby Jinda
 Agriculture: Cotton, and rice.
 Manufacturing: Food products, and paper
  products.
 Capital: Baton Rouge
 Population: 222,064
 State Bird: Eastern brown pelican
 State Tree: Bald cypress
 State Flower: Magnolia
 Population: 4,287,768
 1: Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
 2: Shreveport
 Patricia, Lantier. Portraits of the States:
  Louisiana. Stamford: Gareth Stevens, 2006.
 Joyce, C. Alan. The World Almanac for Kids
  2008. New York: World Almanac Books, 2007.
 “ The Pelican State”, The World Book
  Encyclopedia. 2003, 12, NO, 479-503.
 www.louisiana.gov, 12/3/2009.
 www.ask.com , 4/15/10.
 1: There is a great to place to see a parade.
 2: Also a great view to see Mardi Gras.

				
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