has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate
classification Cfa), perhaps the most "classic" example
of a humid subtropical climate of all the Southcentral
states, with long, hot, humid summers and short, mild
has a unique linguistic culture, owing to its French and
Spanish heritage. According to the 2000 census, among
persons five years old and older, 90.8% of Louisiana
residents speak only English (99% total speak English)
and 4.7% speak French at home (7% total speak French).
The United States dollar, denoted by USD
or the symbol $, is the official currency used in the
United States. Commonly referred to as the "American
dollar," the currency is divided into 100 cents (symbol
Louisiana ranked 24th in population in
the US with an estimated total of 4,482,646 in 2002, an
increase of 48% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000,
Louisiana's population grew from 4,219,973 to 4,468,976,
an increase of 5.9%.
Baton Rouge is the capital of and
second-largest city in Louisiana, United States. It is
located in East Baton Rouge Parish.