Louisiana is a state in the "deep south" named after King Louis of France. Its governor is Bobby Jindal, a Republican, though its previous governor, Kathleen Blanco, was a Democrat. Louisiana is positioned in the Bible Belt.
Despite this, Louisiana does have a good side. Its largest city, New Orleans was the birthplace of Jazz and modern Blues music, as well as Louis Armstrong. Its cities, especially NO, are very multicultural, with large Hispanic and French populations. It is the only state divided into parishes.
Louisiana is built on flood plains, making it prone to flooding. Its geographical location also makes it vulnerable to hurricanes. One of the largest hurricanes in history, Hurricane Katrina, hit Louisiana in 2005, killing thousands, while Dubya had a hoedown in Texas. Although its climate is disaster-prone, Louisiana has very attractive scenery, and is very similar to Florida, discounting Disneyland and the thousands of overweight tourists and old people.
Louisiana is a melting pot of Southern, Caribbean, French, African and Spanish cultures. It is the birthplace of Jazz music and Louis Armstrong. The population is also very religious, with 80% of the population being Christian, and only 10% being non-religious. Another 10% is made up of Jews, Muslims and others. The Creole culture is prevalent in the state. Creole is a mixture of French, Spanish, African, and Native American cultures.
Louisiana is also famous for its food. Creole cuisine is well-known for its tasty, tasty diversity. With so many cultures in one dish, who could complain about Louisiana once being a slave state? Well we guess the slaves did complain when the master and the overseer couldn't hear them and their descendants probably do complain now. And we guess we know why.