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Louisiana Overview

Population 4.5 million
Capital Baton Rouge
Largest Cities New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles
Topography Beaches, lakes, forests
Climate Subtropical
Time Zone Central Time/GMT -6
Lifestyles Arts and entertainment, gambling, history, professional sports
Important Annual Events February/March: Mardi Gras, New Orleans. April-May: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Popular Real Estate Locations New Orleans

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Louisiana is part of the Deep South region of the United States. Its ethnic and cultural heritage has been shaped primarily by French, Spanish, Native American, and African influences. Louisiana is known for its Creole and Cajun food and music.

New Orleans is a vibrant city and a major United States port. The city is famous for its Mardi Gras traditions and its historic French Quarter. It is considered the birthplace of jazz music and hosts several arts festivals annually. New Orleans residents also enjoy professional sports events.

Louisiana real estate includes townhouses in New Orleans’ French Quarter, grand Southern mansions, waterfront homes, historic homes in quaint neighborhoods, new suburban housing developments, and rural properties near bayous, rivers, and forests. 

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