History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Louisiana
For those who are planning to move or have just moved to Louisiana, called the Pelican state, here is some basic information about your new home. Louisiana is the 18th
state which was added to the Union, the state has an opulent history going back io the 1700's when France first settled lower parts of the state. Louisiana today
boasts a population of over four million residents with a culture dissimilar to any other.
There are Sixty-four parishes, called counties throughout the other states in the nation make up Louisiana. There is a sub-tropical climate with short winters along
with long, balmy summers. Winter temperatures might occasionally dip to freezing however spring comes early. Summers can be humid and hot although temperatures are
typically be moderated by sweeping north breezes originating in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 1682, the French explorer Sieur de La Salle, the first to descend the Mississippi to its mouth, took possession "of the country known as Louisiana," and named it for
the reigning monarch of France, Louis XIV. 1714 Louis Juchereau de St. Denis founded Fort St. Jean Baptiste, present-day Natchitoches, the first permanent settlement in
Louisiana. French Fleur-de-Lis (LaSalle)  1717-31 Louisiana experienced a surge of growth and development as a colony of the Company of the West and, after 1719,
its successor the Company of the Indies. The Company of the West was an elaborate colonization scheme of the Scotsman John Law, endorsed by the French government, which
wreaked havoc on the entire economy of France. 1718 Sieur de Bienville began building New Orleans as a company town for the Company of the West. By 1721 New Orleans had
a population of more than 370 people, including 147 male colonists, 65 female colonists, 38 children, 28 servants, 73 slaves and 21 Indians.
Louisiana is home to a number of notable colleges and universities, which include Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and Tulane University in New Orleans. Louisiana
State University is the largest and most comprehensive university in Louisiana. Tulane University is a major private university and university in Louisiana with an endowment
of $ 1.1 billion. Tulane is thus highly regarded for its academics nationwide, ranked fortieth on U.S. News & World Report's 2018 list of best national universities
Louisiana is nominally the least populous state with more than one major professional sports league franchise: the National Basketball Association's New Orleans Pelicans and the National Football League's New Orleans Saints. Louisiana has a AAA Minor League baseball team, the New Orleans Baby Cakes. The Baby Cakes are currently affiliated with the Miami Marlins.
Louisiana has 12 collegiate NCAA Division I programs, a high number given its population. The state has no NCAA Division II teams and only two NCAA Division III teams. The LSU Tigers football team has won 11 Southeastern Conference titles, six Sugar Bowls and three national championships.
Each year New Orleans plays host to the Sugar Bowl and the New Orleans Bowl college football games, and Shreveport hosts the Independence Bowl. Also, New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl a record seven times, as well as the BCS National Championship Game, NBA All-Star Game and NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.
Louisiana has 81 public airports. Louisiana has three international airports. Louisiana airports offer excellent service and their technology is customer friendly.
Louisiana has three international airports. They are the Alexandria International Airport at Alexandria, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at New Orleans and
the Chennault International Airport at Lake Charles.
The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in New Orleans is traveling. The airport allows check-in in advance so travelers can explore the city. The airport is
handicap friendly and has many TDD phones and soft passages for people with disabilities who can easily commute. There are internet facilities within the airport. Shopping
here is tax-free and the airport offers lockers and luggage storage.
The airlines flying from this airport are Air Canada, Jet Blue, United, American Airlines, Frontier, Delta Air Lines, Continental, Midwest, Air Tran, South West, Grupo Taca,
American West Airlines, Northwest and US Airways.
One of the major airports in Louisiana is in Baton Rouge, the state capital. The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has many facilities for travelers. There are ATM machines,
vending machines, a business center, a children's playground, a conference center, a non-denominational chapel, a reading room and a souvenir shop.
Some of the airlines flying from this airport are Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and American Airlines. The airlines operating from Alexandria