Louisiana is a state in the south of the United States. It is bordered by Mississippi in the east, by Texas in the west, by Arkansas in the north and is washed by the Gulf of Mexico in the south. The capital of the state is Baton Rouge, but the largest city is New Orleans.
Louisiana has a strong multicultural and multilingual heritage, being historically influenced by French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures.
Things to do in Louisiana
Louisiana is home to the biggest number of Native American tribes among all southern states. There has never been an official language in Louisiana. In addition, the state’s constitution guarantees “the right of the people to preserve, foster, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins”.
The state offers its visitors a wide variety of activities, from outdoor adventures to culinary experiments, from cultured cities to picturesque countryside. You’ll never get bored in Louisiana! It is called the Sportsmen’s Paradise for a reason. With year-round golf, hunting and numerous other outdoor activities, including thousands of biking and hiking trails and one of the country’s largest game preserves, you will see it too.
Louisiana is very careful in preserving its rich history and culture. Hundreds of historic and cultural sites and events prove that. You can feel it on a tour at the plantation, where the daily activities of the past are recreated. Or visit during Mardi Gras, when costumed riders parade.
The southern state has also a wide diversity of flora and fauna. It is a heaven for bird watching lovers, as Louisiana is a home to many rare and endangered species. Some typical examples of fauna presented in the region are ibis, egrets, various species of tree frogs and fish, such as sturgeon and paddlefish. Flora is evident by the many species of orchids and carnivores plants.
Many popular movies and shows were filmed in Louisiana, such as Interview With the Vampire, Steel Magnolias, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, True Blood, and so on.
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