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ID: 7007256
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Louisiana (state)  Louisiana (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 092 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -92.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Occupied by 14,000 BC; Chitimacha, Biloxi, Atakapa and others lived here when Spanish and French settled in 16th-17th cen.; French brought in many slaves; was in Louisiana Purchase; was split between Union & Confederate forces early in Civil War.

Names:
Louisiana (preferred,C,V)  ............ named by La Salle in 1682, for King Louis XIV of France
LA (C,V,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Louisiana (state)  ............  Louisiana (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  since April 30, 1812
first level subdivision (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Baton Rouge .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, United States, Louisiana, East Baton Rouge parish) [7017543]

Sources and Contributors:
LA..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
Louisiana..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:532-533
....................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:335 ff.
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
....................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000318
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 532-533; 1:532-533
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 335 ff.; 29:335 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000318
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1256
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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