Louisiana

Introduction

Louisiana ləwē˝zēăn´ə, lo͞oē˝– [key], state in the S central United States. It is bounded by Mississippi, with the Mississippi River forming about half of the border (E), the Gulf of Mexico (S), Texas (W), and Arkansas (N).

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