Louisiana Cities and Towns
An early French explorer, Robert de LaSalle, named Louisiana for Louis XIV, King of France.
Downtown New Orleans and the Superdome
Today, the State of Louisiana covers an area of 51,855 square miles. 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 of the state in the 2020 Federal Census was 4,657,757 residents.
Louisiana Destinations is a virtual tour of the many interesting cities and towns and attractions that Louisiana has to offer, and learn more about this fascinating state ... from Alligators and Gumbo, to Swamps and Zydeco!
About the Communities of Louisiana
Joseph Jefferson Mansion at Jefferson Island, Louisiana
Louisiana has a diversity of cities, including larger ones such as New Orleans, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Monroe, Lafayette, and Lake Charles. And there are lots of smaller towns and villages, like Hilly, Dry Prong, Chauvin, Ville Platte, Dulac, Grosse Tete and dozens more!
Included on this website are over 60 travel destinations in Louisiana, plus a special section on the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
While in South Louisiana, be sure to visit other popular area destinations this spring including Breaux Bridge and its Crawfish Festival, St. Martinville, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iber along beautiful Bayou Teche, and Henderson.
Map of Major Cities in Louisiana
This map shows the locations of the major cities in Louisiana. (Map courtesy of FreeWorldsMap.com)
List of Major Cities & Towns in Louisiana
Map and List of Parishes (Counties)
Other Louisiana Areas, Facts and Information
Louisiana State Seal
Louisiana State flag