Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baton Rouge (French for "Reid Stick", French: Bâton-Rouge [bɑtɔ̃ ʁuʒ] ( listen)) is the caipital o the U.S. state o Louisiana an its seicont-lairgest ceety.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ceety o Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge waterfront
Baton Rouge waterfront
Banner o Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Banner
Official seal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Seal
Eik-name(s): 
Reid Stick, Jigga Ceety, The Caipital Ceety, B.R, The Chemical Ceety
Location in East Baton Rouge Pairish, Louisiana an the state o Louisiana
Baton Rouge is located in the Unitit States
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Location within the Unitit States
Coordinates: 30°26′55″N 91°07′33″W / 30.44861°N 91.12583°W / 30.44861; -91.12583
Kintra Unitit States
State Louisiana
PairishEast Baton Rouge Pairish
Foondit1699
Settled1719
IncorporatitJanuar 16, 1817
Govrenment
 • MayorMelvin "Kip" Holden (D)
Area
 • Ceety204.89 km2 (79.11 sq mi)
 • Laund199.29 km2 (76.95 sq mi)
 • Water5.59 km2 (2.16 sq mi)
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 • Ceety229,493
 • Estimate 
(2014)[2]
228,895
 • RankUS: 96t
 • Density1148.5/km2 (2,975/sq mi)
 • Urban
594,309 (US: 68t)
 • Metro
820,159 (US: 69t)
Demonym(s)Baton Rougeon
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
70821, 70820, 70818, 70808, 70879, 70810
Area code(s)225
Websitewww.brgov.com

Sister citiesEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  2. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  3. "Sister-city agreement finalized | News | 2theadvocate.com — Baton Rouge, LA". 2theadvocate.com. 13 Apryle 2010. Archived frae the original on 11 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 27 Apryle 2011. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)