Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bâton Rouge, Louisiane
City
City of Baton Rouge
Downtown Baton Rouge
Nickname(s): Red Stick, Hollyrouge
Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn
Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°27′29″N 91°8′25″W / 30.45806°N 91.14028°W / 30.45806; -91.14028Coordinates: 30°27′29″N 91°8′25″W / 30.45806°N 91.14028°W / 30.45806; -91.14028
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge Parish
Founded 1699
Incorporated 16 January 1817
Government
 • Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden (D)
Area
 • City 79.1 sq mi (204.8 km2)
 • Land 76.8 sq mi (199 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)  2.81%
Elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Population (2004)
 • City 224,097
 • Density 2,964.7/sq mi (1,144.7/km2)
 • Metro 751,965
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 225

Baton Rouge is the capital and second-largest city of the U.S. state of Louisiana.