Louisianahas an area of 134,382 sq km and a population of nearly 4.5 million people. The capital city is Baton Rouge.
Louisiana is located in the southern region of the USA. It is bordered by Arkansas in the north, the Gulf of Mexico in the south, Texas in the west and Mississippi in the east. A large part of the state was created as a result of the MississippiRiver. The highest point in the state is the Driskill Mountain at only 160 m above sea level. Louisiana is the only state which is divided into parishes instead of counties.