April 30, 1812 (18th state)
Capital: Baton Rouge
Nickname: The Pelican State
Motto: "Union, Justice and Confidence"
Bird: Eastern Brown Pelican
Flower: Magnolia Bloom
Song: "Give Me Louisiana"
Area: 51,843 sq miles
Number of Counties: 64 (Parishes)
Highest Point: Driskill Mountain, 535 ft.
Lowest Point: New Orleans, -8 ft