- the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part: a river port on the Mississippi.
- a state in the S United States. 48,522 sq. mi. (125,672 sq. km). Capital: Baton Rouge. Abbreviation: LA (for use with zip code), La.
- the capital of Louisiana, in the SE part on the Mississippi River. Pop: 225 090 (2003 est)
- a state of the southern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: originally a French colony; bought by the US in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase; chiefly low-lying. Capital: Baton Rouge. Pop: 4 496 334 (2003 est). Area: 116 368 sq km (44 930 sq miles)Abbreviation: La, (with zip code) LA
city in Louisiana, U.S., a French translation of Choctaw itti homma “red pole,” perhaps in reference to a painted boundary marker.
named 1682 by French explorer la Salle for Louis XIV of France. The name originally applied to the entire Mississippi basin.
State in the southeastern United States bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Texas to the west. Its capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.