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Louisiana

Here are some facts you should learn before you move to Louisiana. The state of Louisiana is named after King Louis XIV. It is located in the deep south.

Although Louisiana is the 20th smallest state by area, it is the 25th most populous state. Louisiana is bordered by Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico. The capital of Louisiana is Baton Rouge, which is also the largest city in the state.

And here are some fun facts about your new home: Louisiana has more Native American tribes than any other southern state. The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the longest bridge over water in the world – 24 miles long. New Orleans is known as the Jazz Capital of the world. Louisiana is the only state with parishes instead of counties. At 450 feet tall, Louisiana’s state capitol building is the tallest in the United States. The first opera ever performed in the U.S. took place in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1796. New Orleans’ famous Saint Charles streetcar is one of the only two mobile national monuments in the US.

Like any other state you may move to, Louisiana has some funny Laws on their books:

(1) Reptiles are not allowed within 200 yards of a parade.

(2) Voodoo practice is illegal in city limits.

(3) Persons could land in jail for up to ten years for stealing an alligator.

(4) Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.

(5) It is illegal to shoot lasers at police officers.