Of the 50 states in the United States, there is only one state that begins with L, and it is Louisiana. Louisiana became a state on April 30, 1812, making it the 18th state.
Louisiana comprises a total area of 51,843 square miles, making it the 31st largest state of the United States. Louisiana reaches 379 miles in length and spans 130 miles in width. The capital of the state is Baton Rouge, while the largest city is New Orleans. New Orleans is also where Louisiana's lowest point of 8 feet below sea level is located. Louisiana is bordered by the states of Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. The Gulf of Mexico forms the southern border of Louisiana.