Baton Rouge is indeed the state capital of Louisiana in the United States. It’s really the parish capital of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana’s most populated parish, located just on the Mississippi River’s eastern bank. It has always been the 99th most populated city in the United States, as well as Louisiana’s second-largest city following New Orleans, since 2020. This is also the state capital of the 18th most populated state. Baton Rouge had such a populace of 227,470 in 2020, according to the United States Census Bureau; the consolidated population of its reached 456,781 in 2020.
Baton Rouge is indeed the heart of the Greater Baton Rouge region, Louisiana’s second-largest metropolitan area, with a population of 870,569 people in 2020, up over 802,484 in 2010.
The strategic location of Baton Rouge on the Istrouma Bluff, the first natural bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta there at the Gulf of Mexico, has given the city historical significance. This enabled the creation of a business district that was not subject to seasonal flooding. In contrast, to safeguard the riverside and low-lying agricultural lands, the city constructed a levee system spanning from the bluff downstream.
The city is indeed a culturally diverse hub, with residents hailing from a variety of European countries as well as Africans transported to North America as slaves or indentured servants. This was ruled by seven different governments during the colonial period: French, British, and Spanish; the Republic of West Florida, as just a United States territory and state, Confederate, as well as the United States again after the end of the American Civil War; as well as the Republic of West Florida, as a United States territory and state, Confederate, and United States again after the end of the American Civil War.
Baton Rouge is indeed the American South’s primary industrial, petrochemical, medical, scientific, motion picture, and developing technology hub. It is home to Louisiana State University, the flagship university of such LSU System as well as the state’s biggest institution of higher learning. It also houses Southern University, the flagship institution of the Southern University System, the United States’ only predominantly black college system. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is indeed the tenth-largest in the United States in terms of tonnage handled, and that it is the Mississippi River port that can handle Panamax ships the farthest upstream.
Lamar Advertising Company, BBQGuys, Marucci Sports, Piccadilly Restaurants, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, ExxonMobil, as well as Dow Chemical Company are among the major firms operating in Baton Rouge as well as its metropolitan statistical region.