48 Pictures from Louisiana USA, Louisiana by Ewald Judt (2013)

Louisiana 31,-92 is a state located in the southern United States. It covers an area of 51,843 sq mi (135,382 sq km) and has an estimated population of 4,670,724 (2015). It is the only U.S. state that has political subdivisions (called parishes), which are the local government's equivalent to counties. Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, Texas to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Some of the urban environments of Louisiana have a multicultural, multilingual heritage because of the strong colonial influence in the 18th-century (Louisiana was both a French and a Spanish colony). Louisiana has more native tribes than any other southern state.