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Official Name: City of Baton Rouge

Settlement Type: City

Nickname: Red Stick, The Capital City, B.R

Image Caption: Skyline of Baton Rouge & Mississippi River

Image Skyline: BR skyline.png

Image Flag: Flag of Baton Rouge.svg

Image Seal: Baton-Rouge seal.png

Image Map: BatonRouge EBatonRouge.png

Map Caption: Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Coordinates Region: US-LA

Subdivision Type: Country

Subdivision Name: United States

Subdivision Type 1: State

Subdivision Name 1: Louisiana

Subdivision Type 2: Parish

Subdivision Name 2: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Leader Title: Mayor

Leader Name: Kip Holden (D)

Established Title: Founded

Established Title 2: Municipal incorporation

Established Date: 1719

Established Date 2: 16 January 1817

Area Magnitude: 1 E7

Unit Pref: Imperial

Area Total Sq Mi: 79.1

Area Total Km 2: 204.8

Area Land Sq Mi: 76.8

Area Water Sq Mi: 2.2

Area Water Km 2: 5.7

Area Water Percent: 2.81

Population As Of: 2010 United States Census

Population Total: 229,553

Population Metro: 802,484

Population Density Km 2: 1144.8

Population Density Sq Mi: 2964.7

Demonym: Baton Rougeon

Timezone: North American Central Time Zone

Utc Offset: -6

Timezone DST: CDT

Utc Offset DST: -5

Area Code: Area code 225

Latd: 30 /latm

Longd: 91 /longm

Elevation M: 14

Elevation Ft: 46

Website: [http://www.brgov.com www.brgov.com]

Baton Rouge ( /E?bA?tE?n E?ruE?E?/; French: BA?ton-Rouge [bE?tE?I? E?uE?] ( listen); Choctaw: Itta Homma; "red stick") is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. Located in East Baton Rouge Parish, the city is the second-largest in the state behind New Orleans, and has a population of 229,553 people as of the 2010 census. The metropolitan area surrounding the city, known as Greater Baton Rouge, has a population of 802,484 people as of 2010.
Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, and research center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped, and is the farthest upstream Mississippi River port capable of handling Panamax ships.
The Baton Rouge area, also known as the "Capital Area", is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. The area owes its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, the first bluff upriver from the Mississippi River Delta, which protects the citya??s residents from flooding, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. In addition to this natural barrier, the city has built a levee system stretching from the bluff southward to protect the riverfront and low-lying agricultural areas.
The European-American history of Baton Rouge dates from 1699, when French explorer Sieur d'Iberville leading an exploration party up the Mississippi River saw a reddish cypress pole festooned with bloody animals that marked the boundary between the Houma and Bayou Goula tribal hunting grounds. They called the pole and its location le bA?ton rouge, or the red stick. The local Native American name for the site was Istrouma. (See Creek War for discussion of Red Sticks as related to Creek group.)
From evidence found along the Mississippi, Comite, and Amite rivers, and in three Native American mounds remaining in the city, archaeologists have been able to date indigenous habitation of the Baton Rouge area to 8000 BC. The mou

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