Baton Rouge (Louisiana)

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Coordinates 30°26′51″N 91°10′43″W
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge
Founded 1699
Settled 1721
Incorporated January 16, 1817
Elevation 56 ft (17 m)
Demonym(s) Baton Rougean
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 70801–70817, 70819–70823, 70825–70827, 70831, 70833, 70835–70837, 70874, 70879, 70883, 70884, 70892–70896, 70898
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-05000
GNIS feature ID 1629914
Government (Mayor-President) Sharon Weston Broome (D)
Government (State capital city and Consolidated city-parish) 88.52 sq mi (229.27 km2)
Government (Land) 86.32 sq mi (223.56 km2)
Government (Water) 2.20 sq mi (5.71 km2)
Government (Total[note 1]) 79.11 sq mi (204.89 km2)
Area (State capital city and Consolidated city-parish) 88.52 sq mi (229.27 km2)
Area (Land) 86.32 sq mi (223.56 km2)
Area (Water) 2.20 sq mi (5.71 km2)
Area (Total[note 1]) 79.11 sq mi (204.89 km2)
Population (2020) (State capital city and Consolidated city-parish) 227,470
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 99th
Population (2020) (Density) 2,635.32/sq mi (1,017.50/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 594,309 (US: 68th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 870,569

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Baton Rouge (/ˌbætən ˈruːʒ/BAT-ən ROOZH; from French Bâton-Rouge 'red stick') is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana. On the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, it is the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, the most-populous parish in Louisiana. Since 2020, it has been the 99th-most-populous city in the United States, and second-largest city in Louisiana after New Orleans. It is the 18th-most-populous state capital. At the U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 tabulation, it had a population of 227,470; its consolidated population was 456,781 in 2020. It is the center of the Greater Baton Rouge area, the second-largest metropolitan area in Louisiana, with a population of 870,569 as of 2020, up from 802,484 in 2010.

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