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The state of Louisiana is located in the south-central region of the United States of America. The state is bordered by Mississippi State, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas. The state capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge. Louisiana is made up of pine forests, swamp land, rolling hills, unique urban areas, and a distinct multinational culture.
The major industries in Louisiana are wholesale and retail trade, tourism, manufacturing, construction, transportation, communication, public utilities, finance, insurance, real estate, and mining. Manufactured goods in the state include chemical products, transportation equipment, electronic equipment, petroleum products, and paper. Top employers with office space or in Louisiana include the McIlhenny Company, BASF Wyandotte Corporation, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Dow Chemical Company, Entergy/Gulf States Utilities, Exxon Chemical Company, Georgia Gulf Corporation, Harmony Corporation, International Maintenance Corporation, Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, and Bank One.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Louisiana. Major tourist attractions include Mardi Gras and the French Quarter of New Orleans, Aquarium of Americas, Audubon Zoo and Gardens, the historic site of the Battle of New Orleans, Longfellow-Evangeline Memorial Park, Kent House Museum, and Hodges Gardens. Louisiana cuisine is influenced by Creole and Cajun dishes. Local favorites include beignets and café-au-lait, fried chicken, BBQ, Gumbo, Crayfish étouffé, Jambalaya, and Po’ boys - submarine sandwiches that are typically filled with fried seafood.
The two major airports in Louisiana are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and Shreveport Airport. There are also regional airports in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Monroe. The larger cities offer public transportation such as bus and tram services. Private vehicles are a popular mode of transport with many Interstate Highways crossing the state; these include routes 20, 49, 10 and 55. Visitors can take advantage of hire-cars.