Not all states in the United States are recognizable at first glance, based only on the look of it on a map alone. Louisiana is an exception to this rule. Louisiana's distinctive boot shape adds to the loads of personality of this southern state.
Being part of the southeastern region of the United States gives Louisiana the humid climate that dominates the area. As Louisiana is mostly flat, with a subtropical climate, it's a prime location for marshes, swamps, and bayous.
Louisiana's unique history of occupation gave the state status as a true melting pot of ethnicities. French, Spanish, and French-Canadians making Louisiana their home throughout its history has created subcultures unique to the state.