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Seafood is key to Louisiana’s economic survival.
One of every 70 jobs comes from the seafood industry, and this industry has an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion each year in the state.
The production of soybeans contributes nearly $230 million annually to Louisiana’s economy.
Louisiana is No. 2 in the production of both crude oil and natural gas in the nation.
Jazz was born in New Orleans, while Southwest Louisiana is home to Cajun and zydeco music.
The highest point in Louisiana is Driskill Mountain, which is 535 feet above sea level.
New Orleans is the state’s lowest point, at eight feet below sea level.
In 2014, 28.7 million people visited Louisiana, which is an increase of 2013.
These visitors spent more than $11 billion while they were here.
John Bel Edwards is the 56th Governor of Louisiana.
Louisiana joined the Union on April 30, 1812.
It was the only state to enter the Union with non-English speakers as the popular majority.
Louisiana is considered the “happiest” state in the United States.
Six Louisiana cities were ranked in the top 10 of happiest cities in 2014, according to researchers.