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
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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 (the US)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana is located in North America
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (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).

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Though the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish have a consolidated government, this differs slightly from a traditional consolidated city-county government, as the cities of Zachary, Baker, and Central operate their own individual city governments within East Baton Rouge Parish. As a result of this system, Baton Rouge has the uncommon office of "Mayor-President", which consolidates the executive offices of "Mayor of Baton Rouge" and "President of East Baton Rouge Parish".
  2. Total area for the City of Baton Rouge, not all of East Baton Rouge Parish.

References[change | change source]

  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.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.