Louisiana Cities and Towns

An early French explorer, Robert de LaSalle, named Louisiana for Louis XIV, King of France.

Earlier times on Third Street in Baton RougeEarlier times on Third Street in Baton Rouge

Today, the State of Louisiana covers an area of 51,855 square miles. Louisiana is positioned in the Deep South, between Texas and Mississippi, and south of Arkansas. The Gulf of Mexico defines the southern border of the state.

Louisiana stretches 130 miles east-west, and 379 miles north-south. It occupies 51,843 square miles. The highest point is Driskill Mountain, in north Louisiana, at 535 feet above sea level. The population in 2010 was about 4.5 million residents.

Louisiana Destinations is a virtual tour of the many interesting cities and towns and attractions that Louisiana has to offer, and learn more about this fascinating state ... from Alligators and Gumbo, to Swamps and Zydeco!

About Louisiana

Louisiana has a diversity of cities, including larger ones such as New Orleans, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Monroe, Lafayette, and Lake Charles.

But the state is filled with many smaller towns and villages. We include on this website over 60 travel destinations in Louisiana, and don't miss our special section on the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

For starters, take a tour down historic Bayou Lafourche with stops along the way in Labadieville, Thibodaux, Houma and down to the Gulf of Mexico at Grand Isle.

While in South Louisiana, be sure to visit other popular area destinations this spring including Breaux Bridge and its Crawfish Festival, St. Martinville, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia along beautiful Bayou Teche, and Henderson.

And don't miss the North Louisiana hill country communities such as Ruston and historic Natchitoches.

List of Louisiana Cities and Towns

Alexandria Louisiana
Baton Rouge Louisiana
Bossier City Louisiana

The Louisiana State Capitol as seen in the spring of 2005 with azaleas in full bloomThe State Capitol grounds in Baton Rouge

Breaux Bridge Louisiana
Denham Springs Louisiana
Donaldsonville Louisiana
Gonzales Louisiana
Grand Isle Louisiana
Hammond Louisiana
Henderson Louisiana
Houma Louisiana
Labadieville Louisiana
Lafayette Louisiana
Lake Charles Louisiana
Laplace Louisiana
LeBeau Louisiana
Leesville Louisiana
Louisiana State Capitol
Many Louisiana
Marksville Louisiana
Monroe Louisiana
Morgan City Louisiana
Natchitoches Louisiana
New Iberia Louisiana
New Orleans Louisiana
New Roads Louisiana
Opelousas Louisiana
Patterson Louisiana
Pecan Island Louisiana
Pierre Part Louisiana
Ponchatoula Louisiana
Ruston Louisiana
Shreveport Louisiana
Slidell Louisiana
St. Francisville Louisiana
St. Martinville Louisiana
Thibodaux Louisiana
Toledo Bend Reservoir
West Monroe Louisiana

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Map of Louisiana and Louisiana Parishes

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Other Louisiana Areas, Facts and Information


Seal of the State of Louisiana
Louisiana State Seal

Acadiana Region in French Louisiana

Louisiana State Capitol

Louisiana Maps

Louisiana State Seal and Other Facts

List and Louisiana Parishes (counties) with parish map


TV Shows Filmed on Location in Louisiana on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, CMT, and SyFy

Swamp People
Duck Dynasty
Cajun Pawn Stars

Louisiana crawfish, the commercial crawfishing industry, view crawfish photographs, get ready for crawfish season, and more!


Flag of the State of Louisiana
Louisiana State flag

Louisiana Alligators, alligator season, alligator hunting, Swamp People


Louisiana Cypress swamps, cypress trees, use of cypress, photographs


Louisiana plantation homes


Louisiana weather conditions, weather radar, weather forecasts, record temperatures, national maps

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