According to the US Census of 2010, the population of the state was 4,533,372.
In late 2012, the population was estimated as 4,601,893.
Louisiana is a southeastern state in the USA. It is between Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico.
Some were named for people in the area such as Acadia Parish after the Acadians or Allen Parish named after Henry Watkins Allen who was the Confederate governor of Louisiana. Catahoula Parish is named for Catahoula Lake from a Native American word meaning "big clear lake."
Maurepaus Louisiana is a very small community southeast of the city of Baton Rouge. It is a popular community because of the Amite River and Lake Verret.