Population: 4,372,035
Parishes: 64
Governor M.J. "Mike" Foster
Click here for the amount of protected land in Louisiana, and click here to review Louisiana's federal transportation spending.
Source:  Pew Center on the States & Changing Direction:  Federal Transportation Spending in the 1990s. Surface Transportation Policy Project

For an overview of Louisiana's planning and zoning statutes, see the excellent summary provided by the American Planning Association.