Est. Pop.: 4,471,067
Capital: Baton Rouge
Nickname: Pelican State
Motto: Union, Justice, and Confidence
Fun La Factoid
The Harvey Canal Locks near Westwego connect the Mississippi River to the Harvey Canal. Back in the 1800s the locks served as ferries to transport railroad cars from one side of the canal to the other. Workers would then reunite the railroad cars on land.