Acadiana is a region of , in the south and south west of the state. It is sometimes called "Cajun Country", noted for its distinctive culture. This is the birthplace of Cajun cuisine, Cajun music, and Zydeco music.

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is a city in . It's the unofficial capital of Acadiana or Cajun Country. Photo: Jcarriere, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the second-largest city in the Acadiana region of and is well known for gaming and the great outdoors, culinary delights and rhythm and blues. Photo: Team at Studios, CC BY 2.0.

is the parish seat of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, and is one of the former capitals of . Photo: Z28scrambler, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the largest city and parish seat of, in the U.S. state of . Photo: Photolitherland, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The are the parishes that line the Mississippi River in the eastern part of Acadiana, from the Mississippi state line to just outside the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is the name of the inland area between the marshes to the southwest around Lake Charles, the pine forests of central Louisiana, and the bayous and swamps to the southeast. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is the vibrant "Heel of the Boot" in the southwestern corner of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a part of "Acadiana," the name given to the region of southern that is the home of the Cajun people. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the southeastern most area of the Acadiana region of . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


Latitude of center
30.126° or 30° 7' 33.4" north
Longitude of center
-92.0094° or 92° 0' 33.8" west
30 feet (9 metres)
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