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About Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Capital Area or the City of Baton Rouge sits near the Mississippi River. As the capital of the Louisiana state, this metropolitan area has become the central point of its commercial success. The petrochemical industry has long been the driver of its booming economy, causing more constructions and multi-million dollar enterprises to grow in huge numbers throughout the area. Only 24 percent of the entire population is under the poverty line. Iberville, an explorer from France, claimed that he saw a tall red pole or a baton rouge while he was travelling the waters of Mississippi River in the year 1699. Since then, the city has been called this name. This area is surrounded by many neighborhoods, some of which are Oak Hills Place, Garden District, Shenandoah, Concord, and Victoria Gardens. Both modern and cultural architectures in this city are the sources of man’s interest. The highest building in the South, which is the Louisiana State Capitol, is just one of the city’s prides. USS Kidd, the Baton Rouge Zoo, Louisiana State Museum, and Nottoway Plantation also have their own uniqueness and beauty which can capture the attention of many. Due to its impressive economy, it was included in the list of Top 10 Places for Young Adults. This wouldn’t be too surprising at all because it owns powerful business establishments and centers. It has one Fortune 500 Company and also possesses one Fortune 1000 Company. The Shaw Group, which is a mixed corporation of maintenance, infrastructure, and chemicals, is included on

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Baton Rouge Facts

  • Population Total: 229,553
  • Square Miles: 76.8
  • Area Code: 225
  • Elevation: 46
  • Timezone: North American Central
  • Website: http://www.brgov.com