louisiana is a state in the southern USA which locates on
the Gulf of Mexico. The capital city is Baton Rouge.
e was named aftre the French King Louis XIV.
The Indians were the earlist inhabitants of the state. In 1682,the state became French territory. In 1803,the US government purchased the state.
"The Big Easy",
New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. It is the second largerst port city in America.
? New Orleans was founded May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company. The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763) ? New Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1801, when it reverted to French control. ? Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase (路易斯安那购地案) in 1803。
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Saint Louis Catholic Cathedral
As it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage
? New Orleans is also world-famous for its food. The local cuisine is distinctive and influential,From centuries of combination of the local Creole, haute Creole(高级克里 奥尔式), and New Orleans French cuisines, New Orleans food has developed. Local ingredients, French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Chinese, and a little of Cuban(古巴) traditions combine to produce a truly unique and easily recognizable Louisiana flavor.
? New Orleans was the only place in the New World where slaves were allowed to own drums ? Jazz was created! A mix of the beat of the drums and horns, church music and ballroom music
– Louis Armstrong: Mack the Knife
? Jazz Funerals
– "Music here is as much part of death as it is of life."
The Great Disaster
By the time the hurricane approached the city at the end of August 2005, most residents had evacuated. As the hurricane passed through the Gulf Coast region, the city's federal flood protection system failed, resulting in the worst civil engineering disaster in American history.More than 1,500 people were recorded as having died in Louisiana, most in New Orleans, and others are still unaccounted for.