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.