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is bounded by Arkansas, Mississippi, the
Gulf of Mexico and Texas; gross area,
48,506 sq. miles; land area, 45,409 sq.
miles; water area, 3,097 sq. miles;
capital, Baton Rouge. The principal river
is the Mississippi, which flows through
the State for a distance of 800 miles.
of the State may properly be divided into
two parts, the uplands and the flat coast
and swamp regions. The soil of Louisiana,
generally, is exceedingly fertile. The
alluvial lands are world-renowned for
their productiveness, and the larger part
of the uplands surpass in fertility the
same character of lands in most of the
possesses exceptionally great
agricultural advantages, embracing
varieties of products, the principal ones
being cotton, sugar cane, rice, corn,
oats, hay, fruit and vegetables.
principal manufactures are sugar and
molasses, lumber and timber products,
cottonseed oil and cake, foundry and
machine shop products and clothing.
resources are only partially developed.
Petroleum, however, is found in large
quantities on the Gulf coast, and
practically all the sulphur produced in
the United States comes from Louisiana.
of Louisiana is favorable to the growth
of all agricultural productions. The
summers are protracted and occasionally
very hot, and the winters are colder than
those of the Atlantic States in the same
latitude, owing to the free sweep which
the northern winds have over the State.
Arbuckles' Coffee assures
in 1910, 835,275 males and 821,113
females, of whom 1,603,622 were of native
and 52,766 of foreign birth; white,
941,086; negro, 713,874; Indian, 780;
Chinese, 507; Japanese, 31; all others,
110. Total population, 1,656,388.
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