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Louisiana State Description
Louisiana is a state that is located in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. Louisiana state is one of the smallest city of the United States when measured by area and the 25th most populated of the 50 U.S. states. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Arkansas to the north, Texas to the west, the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Mississippi to the east. In Louisiana state a large part of its eastern boundary is distinguished by the Mississippi River. Louisiana state is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions known as parishes, which are fully equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is the New Orleans.
Most of the state's lands in Louisiana state were formed from sediment that was washed down the Mississippi River, leaving enormous deltas and vast areas of coastal marsh and swamp. These are made up of a rich southern biota; typical examples include birds such as egrets and ibis. In Louisiana state there are also many species of tree frogs, and fish such as paddlefish and sturgeon. In a more elevated areas, fire is a natural process in the landscape and it has has produced extensive areas of longleaf pine forest and wet savannas which offers support for an exceptionally large number of plant species, that is made up of several species of terrestrial orchids and carnivorous plants. Louisiana state has lots of Native American tribes than present in any other southern state, which includes four that are recognized federally, ten that are recognized by the state, and four that have not received any recognition at all.
Some urban environments in Louisiana state have a multicultural, multilingual background, being so strongly influenced by a mixture of the 18th-century French, Haitian, Italian, Spanish, Canadian, French, Native American, and African cultures that they are seen as exceptional in the United States. Before the American purchase of the territory in 1803, the present-day State of Louisiana had been both a French colony and for a a short amount of time, a Spanish one. In addition, colonists have imported several African people as slaves in the 18th century. In Louisiana state many people came from the same region of West Africa, therefore, concentrating their culture. In the post-Civil War environment, Anglo-Americans raised up the pressure for Anglicization, and in 1921, English was for a time made the only language of instruction in Louisiana schools before a policy of multilingualism was revived in 1974. There has never been an official language in Louisiana state, and the state constitution stated that "the right of the people to foster, preserve, and promote their respective historic, linguistic, and cultural origins".
Like other states in the Deep South region of the US, Louisiana state frequently ranks low in the areas of education, health, and development, and high in measures of poverty. In 2018, Louisiana was ranked as the least healthy state in the United States, with high levels of drug-related deaths and excessive consumption of alcohol, while it has had the highest homicide rate seen in the United States since at least the 1990s.