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  1. 1. Louisiana By: Tiffany Heward Business Presentations March 1, 2010
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>State Flag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Famous People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Industries/Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Cities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourist Attractions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Natural Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Animal, bird, fish, flower, etc </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. State Flag <ul><ul><li>The design consists of the pelican group from the state seal, in white and gold, and a white ribbon bearing the state motto, &quot;Union, Justice, and Confidence&quot;, on a field of a solid blue. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. State Information <ul><ul><li>State Capital: Baton Rouge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Location: Western part of the South-Central region of the United States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical Size: 47,751 Sq Miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population: 4,410,796 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motto: Union, Justice, Confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nickname: The Pelican State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website: www.louisiana.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Song: Give Me Louisiana and You Are My Sunshine </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. New Orleans Saints <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Climate <ul><ul><li>Constant semi-tropical climate.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rainfall and humidity decrease and daily temperature variations increase.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest Temperature ever recorded was 114 F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest Temperature ever recorded was -17 F </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is normally sunny 60% of the time </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Famous People <ul><ul><li>Louis Armstrong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truman Capote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mahalia Jackson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jerry Lee Lewis </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. History <ul><ul><li>Entered the Union on April 30,1812 as the 18th state. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Louisiana became a French crown colony in 1731 but was ceded to Spain in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Louisiana reverted to France in 1800 and was sold by Napolean to the U.S. in 1803. The southern part, known as the territory of Orleans, became the state of Louisiana in 1812. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. History Con't <ul><ul><li>During the Civil War, Louisiana joined the Confederacy, but New Orleans was captured by Union Admiral David Farragut in April 1862. The state's economy suffered during Reconstruction; however, the situation improved at the turn of the 20th century, with the discovery of oil and natural gas and the growth of industry. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The state has become a popular tourist destination. New Orleans is the major draw, known particularly for its picturesque French Quarter and the annual Mardi Gras celebration, held since 1838. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Major Industries and Services <ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petroleum products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fishing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Major Cities <ul><li>New Orleans - 288,113 people </li></ul><ul><li>Baton Rouge - 227,071 people </li></ul>
  12. 12. Tourist Attractions <ul><ul><li>Audubon Zoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Here, in a setting of subtropical plants, waterfalls, and lagoons, some 1,800 animals (including rare and endangered species) live in natural habitats rather than cages.  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is a wildlife refuge located close to Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. It was established in 1988. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Natural Resources <ul><ul><li>Fish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massive Forests </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Current Events <ul><ul><li>March 24 -March 28, 2010     ZFest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zachary, Louisiana - </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Family oriented festival with carnival rides, food, entertainment </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McNeese basketball was highlighted by ESPN.com national basketball columnist Pat Forde. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. State Flower <ul><li>Magnolia </li></ul>
  16. 16. State Bird <ul><li>Eastern Brown Pelican </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  17. 17. State Animal <ul><li>Black Bear </li></ul>
  18. 18. State Insect <ul><li>Honeybee </li></ul>
  19. 19. State Dog <ul><li>Catahoula Leopard Dog </li></ul>
  20. 20. State Fish <ul><li>White Perch </li></ul>
  21. 21. State Reptile <ul><li>American Alligator </li></ul>
  22. 22. State Amphibian <ul><li>Green Treefrog </li></ul>
  23. 23. State Crustacean <ul><li>Crawfish </li></ul>
  24. 24. State Saltwater Fish <ul><li>Spotted Seatrout </li></ul>
  25. 25. Sources <ul><ul><li>www.louisiana.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.50states.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.mapsoftheworld.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com/publicdata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.city-data.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.shgresources.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.netstate.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.infoplease.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.stateanimals.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.statesymbolusa.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  </li></ul></ul>