Baton Rouge is a river port city and the capital of Louisiana USA. It is located on Mississippi River's eastern bank, covers a total area of approx 205 km2 (79 mi2) and has a population of around 230,000 (urban 595,000, metropolitan 830,000). The city is also Louisiana state's political hub and its second-largest - after New Orleans.
Baton Rouge is a major petrochemical, industrial, medical, motion picture, research and growing technology center of southern USA. Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the USA's 10th largest in terms of shipping tonnage. It is also the farthest port upstream Mississippi River capable of handling Panamax vessels (DWT tonnage 52,500, LOA length 289 m / 950 ft), width 32 m / 106 ft).
The city owes its historical importance to the strategic site upon Istrouma Bluff. This enabled development of a business quarter that is safe from seasonal flooding. Additionally, the city built a levee system stretching from the bluff southwards. This series of dikes protect the low-lying agricultural areas and the city's riverfront. Baton Rouge was ruled by 7 different governments, including French, British, Spanish (colonial era), Confederate.
Baton Rouge is a college city with Louisiana State University, Southern University, Baton Rouge Community College, and Our Lady of the Lake College. All college students make approx 20% of the city population.
Port Baton Rouge cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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