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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.
Coordinates: 30°26′55″N 91°07′33″W / 30.44861°N 91.12583°W / 30.44861; -91.12583
Country United States
State Louisiana
ParishEast Baton Rouge Parish
Founded1699
Settled1721
IncorporatedJanuary 16, 1817
Government
 • Mayor-PresidentSharon Weston Broome[1] (D)
Area
 • Consolidated city-parish[n 1][3]88.12 sq mi (228.23 km2)
 • Land85.93 sq mi (222.55 km2)
 • Water2.19 sq mi (5.68 km2)
 • Total[n 2]79.11 sq mi (204.89 km2)
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population229,493
 • Estimate 
(2016)[5]
227,715
 • RankUS: 97th
 • Density2,650.13/sq mi (1,023.22/km2)
 • Urban
594,309 (US: 68th)
 • Metro
830,480 (US: 70th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
70801, 70802, 70803, 70804, 70805, 70806, 70807, 70808, 70809, 70810, 70811, 70812, 70813, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70817, 70819, 70820, 70821, 70822, 70823, 70825, 70826, 70827, 70831, 70833, 70835, 70836, 70837, 70874, 70879, 70883, 70884, 70892, 70893, 70894, 70895, 70896, 70898
FIPS code22-05000
Websitewww.brgov.com

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).

Notes

  1. Though the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish have a consolidated government, this differs slightly from a traditional consolidated city-county government, as the cities of Zachary, Baker, and Central operate their own individual city governments within East Baton Rouge Parish. As a result of this system, Baton Rouge has the uncommon office of "Mayor-President", which consolidates the executive offices of "Mayor of Baton Rouge" and "President of East Baton Rouge Parish".
  2. Total area for the City of Baton Rouge, not all of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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