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City of Baton Rouge
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Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge Parish
Founded 1699
Incorporated 16 January 1817
Government
 • Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden (D)
Area
 • City 79.1 sq mi (204.8 km2)
 • Land 76.8 sq mi (199 km2)
 • Water 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)  2.81%
Elevation
46 ft (14 m)
Population
 (2004)
 • City 224,097
 • Density 2,964.7/sq mi (1,144.7/km2)
 • Metro
751,965

Baton Rouge is the capital and second-largest city of the U.S. state of Louisiana.