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Louisiana Fun Facts

Facts About Louisiana, Funny Laws & Silly Stuff

Louisiana fun facts have you making road trip plans? This list of facts about Louisiana along with some of the silliest laws in the state will tickle your fancy and give you something to write home about.

Louisiana became a part of the union in 1812 and it was the 18th state to join. Are you ready for more Louisiana fun facts while your making road trip plans? Would you like to find some educational facts about Louisiana that would be fun for your little ones to laugh at? If so, you have come to the right place.

The following Louisiana fun facts can educate and entertain, but more important, all of these facts about Louisiana will bring some fun to your journey through the state while your doing your road trip plans.

Louisiana Fun Facts

louisiana-fun-facts-01; state outline The Gulf of Mexico has never been more exciting than it is today.

This state is situated right in the gulf and offers a lot of fun things for vacation.

Get ready for the time of your life, but it all starts with doing your homework and learning some facts about where you are headed during your road trip plans.

No News is Not Good News
If you get frustrated at the inefficiencies of communication today, you obviously weren't alive during the War of 1812.

It took well over a month for news that the war had ended to reach Louisiana, which means the fighting raged on in this state even after the war was over. Andrew Jackson became a hero from the Battle of New Orleans, which was actually fought after the war was declared over.

A County-less State
Counties are common division units for states, but Louisiana uses political subdivisions instead. These subdivisions are called parishes and just one thing that make this state unique.

Louisiana Fun Facts

State Name: LOUISIANA

State Abbreviation: LA

State Capital: Baton Rouge

Largest City:New Orleans

State population: 4,533,372

Population Rank: #25/50

Area/Size: 51,839.70 square miles

Area/Size Rank: #31/50

Date became a State: Apr. 30, 1812

Number accepted into the Union: #18/50

Residents are called: Louisianians

Noble Beginnings
The name of this state came from the reign and admiration of King Louis XIV.

Talk about a name created from nobility.

Horse and Buggy Capital
If you plan to pass through Church Point in June, try to make it the first weekend of the month.

This is when the city celebrates its designation as the Buggy Capital of the World.

Buggies are fun for kids, so this is a family-oriented stop if you time your trip just right.

Crawl Over for Some Crawfish
Speaking of designations, make sure to the Crawfish Capital of the World.

This name has been given to Breaux Bridge.

Ribbit
Here's yet another one of the many Louisiana fun facts centered on town designations: Rayne is the Frog Capital of the World. Make sure to get out and do some frog jumps in the rain just to celebrate the uniqueness of this town.

Pirate Hideout
The pirates you hear about today are quite scary, but the pirates that used to hide in Jean Lafitte were potentially a lot worse. This town was a well-known hideout for pirates of the old days.

Patriotic Places
This is one of the best facts about Louisiana for trivia questions. Hundreds of American flags can be found waving in the air in the city of Winnsboro during Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July. This town has been designated the Stars and Stripes Capital of the state.

Cajun Sounds
Cajun music has always been all the rage in southwest Louisiana, but the city of Mamou prides itself for making it popular around the world. The many Cajun musicians in this city are proud to come from the self-proclaimed Cajun Music Capital of the World.

Crazy for Clean
This is the last of our Louisiana fun facts for today: Covington, Louisiana is best known for having extremely clean, healthy air and water sources. It just happens to be located in the Ozone Belt!


Fun Facts About Louisiana: Silly Louisiana Laws

louisiana-fun-facts-02; state sign The interesting facts may be over, but there are still some crazy laws that you have to be aware of when venturing through this state:

Bacon and Rings
Most people place gold rings on the finger of someone special who they want to spend the rest of their lives with.

In historical Louisiana, gold rings must have had a different meaning, since residents couldn't force their pigs to smoke cigarettes without putting the ring on their finger first.

If you like the pork, you better put a ring on it!

Bad Bananas
Bananas are healthy for you, but they aren't a popular fruit in Louisiana. You'll need a good banana hat to conceal this yellow fruit, since the state makes it illegal to carry in public.

Gargle at Home
It is also against the law to gargle while you are in public. Unfortunately, there is no hat that can hide the swishing inside your mouth.

Facts About Louisiana

State Motto:"Union, Justice, and Confidence"
State Nickname: Sportsman’s Paradise (previously, Pelican State)
State Bird: Pelican
State Flower: Magnolia Blossom
State Tree: Bald Cypress
Map Your Way
If you decide to go for a hike while you're in Louisiana, you will have to be very discreet when venturing your way through the trails.

This is because walking while looking over a map is illegal in the state.

Bank on It
Water pistols can do a lot of damage when you’re six-years-old and boredom gets a hold of you. Apparently, it can also do a lot of damage inside a Louisiana bank. You can expect to find yourself in jail for a while if you hold up a bank using a pistol filled with water. Go for the bullets instead!

Louisiana is Known For...

Now that you have some great Louisiana fun facts to share with the family, it's time to consider what this state is most well known for while making your road trip plans. This is your final section of facts about Louisiana, so soak it all up. This state is most well-known for the famous city of New Orleans and the Mardi Gras celebration. Of course, you can't think about this city without thinking of hurricane Katrina as well.

Finally, the last of your Louisiana fun facts is a list of well-known people born in the state:
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Britney Spears
  • Harry Connick Jr.

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