LA Fun Facts

Louisiana Fun Facts

  • Louisiana became a state in 1812.
  • State Capitol – Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States. Built in 1932, the capitol is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.

State Bird – The Brown Pelican
State Flower – The Magnolia
State Wildflower – The Louisiana Iris
State Insect – The Honeybee
State Motto – Union, Justice, and Confidence
State Colors – Blue, White, and Gold
State Songs – “Give Me Louisiana” and “You Are My Sunshine”
State Tree – The Bald Cypress
State Dog – The Catahoula Leopard Dog
State Freshwater Fish – The White Perch
State Mammal – The Black Bear
State Crustacean – The Crawfish
State Amphibian – The Green Tree Frog
State Reptile – The Alligator
State Gemstone – Petrified Palmwood
State Drink – Milk
State Painting – ‘Louisiana’ by father and son team Johnny O. Bell and Johnny F. Bell
State Musical Instrument – The ‘Cajun’ Accordion

All about facts are from the Louisiana Secretary of State website.