Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Consolidated city-parish[n 1][1]
City of Baton Rouge
From top clockwise: the Horace Wilkinson Bridge spanning across the Mississippi River, Tiger Stadium during an LSU football game, the Shaw Center for the Arts on Lafayette Street, an aerial view of Louisiana State University, the Huey P. Long Memorial in the State Capitol Gardens, the Varsity Theatre near LSU, and the Louisiana State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge.
From top clockwise: the Horace Wilkinson Bridge spanning across the Mississippi River, Tiger Stadium during an LSU football game, the Shaw Center for the Arts on Lafayette Street, an aerial view of Louisiana State University, the Huey P. Long Memorial in the State Capitol Gardens, the Varsity Theatre near LSU, and the Louisiana State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge.
Flag of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Flag
Official seal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Seal
Nickname(s): Red Stick, The Capital City, B.R.
Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana is located in the US
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana is located in North America
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana, United States & North America
Coordinates: 30°26′55″N 91°07′33″W / 30.44861°N 91.12583°W / 30.44861; -91.12583
Country  United States
State  Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge Parish
Founded 1699
Settled 1721
Incorporated January 16, 1817
Government
 • Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome[2] (D)
Area[3]
 • Consolidated city-parish[n 1][1] 88.12 sq mi (228.23 km2)
 • Land 85.93 sq mi (222.55 km2)
 • Water 2.19 sq mi (5.68 km2)
 • Total[n 2] 79.11 sq mi (204.89 km2)
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Population (2010)[4] 229,493
 • Estimate (2016)[5] 227,715
 • Rank US: 97th
 • Density 2,650.13/sq mi (1,023.22/km2)
 • Urban 594,309 (US: 68th)
 • Metro 830,480 (US: 70th)
Demonym(s) Baton Rougean
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70801, 70802, 70803, 70804, 70805, 70806, 70807, 70808, 70809, 70810, 70811, 70812, 70813, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70817, 70819, 70820, 70821, 70822, 70823, 70825, 70826, 70827, 70831, 70833, 70835, 70836, 70837, 70874, 70879, 70883, 70884, 70892, 70893, 70894, 70895, 70896, 70898
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-05000
Website www.brgov.com

Baton Rouge is the capital and second-largest city of the U.S. state of Louisiana. It has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification).



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  1. "City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge". Baton Rouge Government Website. Retrieved 18 December 2016. 
  2. "Office of Mayor President". Baton Rouge Government Website. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017. 
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2014. 
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