Skills: Creating an Outline
Louisiana is on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It lies between Texas to the west and Mississippi to the east. Its largest city is New Orleans, located near the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Louisiana has many natural resources. Half of the state's land area is covered by forests, which produce timber and pulp. The state's warm climate and rich soil make Louisiana a major producer of agricultural products. It is one of the country's leading producers of rice, sugarcane, and sweet potatoes. From the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana produces shrimp, fish, and oysters. It also has great mineral wealth. Louisiana leads the county in the production of salt and sulfur. It ranks second in the production of oil and natural gas, much of which comes from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
I. Where is Louisiana?
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A. Produces timber and pulp from its forests
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D. Ranks second in production of oil and natural gas