Baton Rouge, Louisiana

capital of Louisiana, United States and seat of East Baton Rouge Parish
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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).

Baton Rouge
City of Baton Rouge
Flag of Baton Rouge
Coat of arms of Baton Rouge
Official logo of Baton Rouge
Etymology: from French Bâton-Rouge 'red stick'
Nicknames: 
Red Stick, The Capital City, B.R.
Map
Interactive map of Baton Rouge
Coordinates: 30°26′51″N 91°10′43″W / 30.44750°N 91.17861°W / 30.44750; -91.17861
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishEast Baton Rouge
Founded1699; 325 years ago (1699)
Settled1721; 303 years ago (1721)
IncorporatedJanuary 16, 1817; 207 years ago (1817-01-16)
Government
 • Mayor-PresidentSharon Weston Broome[1] (D)
Area
 • State capital city and Consolidated city-parish88.52 sq mi (229.27 km2)
 • Land86.32 sq mi (223.56 km2)
 • Water2.20 sq mi (5.71 km2)
 • Total[note 1]79.11 sq mi (204.89 km2)
Elevation46 ft (14 m)
Population
 • State capital city and Consolidated city-parish227,470
 • RankUS: 99th
 • Density2,635.32/sq mi (1,017.50/km2)
 • Urban
631,326 (US: 67th)
 • Urban density1,592.9/sq mi (615.0/km2)
 • Metro
870,569 (US: 66th)
DemonymBaton Rougean
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
70801–70817, 70819–70823, 70825–70827, 70831, 70833, 70835–70837, 70874, 70879, 70883, 70884, 70892–70896, 70898
Area code225
FIPS code22-05000
GNIS feature ID1629914
Websitewww.brla.gov

Explanatory notes

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  1. Total area for the City of Baton Rouge, not all of East Baton Rouge Parish

References

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  1. "Office of Mayor President". Baton Rouge Government Website. Archived from the original on January 7, 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  3. "Geographic Names Information System". edits.nationalmap.gov. Retrieved 2023-05-05.
  4. "QuickFacts: Baton Rouge city, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 2, 2024.