The historic postcard below shows a map of Louisiana, and the locations of the major cities and towns.
It also features the state bird, the Brown Pelican, and the Louisiana state flag, and the state flower of Louisiana, the Magnolia.
The official flag of Louisiana has a solid blue background with the coat-of-arms of the state, the pelican feeding its young, in white in the center, with a ribbon beneath, also in white, containing in blue the motto of the state, "Union, Justice and Confidence".
Louisiana is positioned in the Deep South, between Texas and Mississippi, and south of Arkansas. The Gulf of Mexico defines the southern border of the state.
Louisiana stretches 130 miles east-west, and 379 miles north-south. It occupies 51,843 square miles. The highest point is Driskill Mountain, in north Louisiana, at 535 feet above sea level. The population in 2010 was about 4.5 million residents.
Click here for an alphabetical list of Louisiana Parish names