Baton Rouge is the capital and second-largest city in Louisiana, United States. The city of Baton Rouge has an estimated population of 225,388.
Baton Rouge is a major industrial, petrochemical, medical, and research center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the United States in terms of tonnage shipped. The Baton Rouge region is called the "Capital Area."
Some estimates indicate that the Baton Rouge metro area could top 805,000 residents in the 2010 census and near 900,000 residents as soon as 2013. There is a vibrant mix of cultures found throughout Louisiana, thus forming the basis of the city motto: "Authentic Louisiana at every turn".
Southern University and A&M College is a comprehensive institution offering two associate's degree programs, 42 bachelor's degree programs, 19 master's degree programs, and five doctoral programs. The University is part of the only historically black land grant university system in the United States. Southern became a land-grant school in 1890, and an Agricultural and Mechanical department was established. The University offers programs of study ranging from associate degree to doctoral and professional degrees. It provides opportunities for students to participate in internships and summer assignments in industry and with the federal government.
Many events take place throughout the year, the biggest of which is Mardi Gras. Every year Baton Rouge hosts many Mardi Gras parades, the largest one being held in historic Spanish Town. Other festivals include FestforAll, Louisiana Earth Day, Mardi Gras season, Pennington Balloon Festival, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and Red Stick International Animation Festival.
Baton Rouge has mild winters, hot and humid summers, moderate to heavy rainfall, and the possibility of damaging winds and tornadoes yearlong. Baton Rouge's proximity to the coastline exposes the metropolitan region to hurricanes. Snow is fairly rare. Hurricane Gustav was the worst hurricane to ever strike the Baton Rouge area. Winds topped 90 mph, knocking down trees and powerlines and making roads impassable. The city was shut down for 5 days and a curfew was put in effect. Rooftop shingles were ripped off, signs blown down, and minor structural damage occurred.
KPAQ 88.1 FM Plaquemine, LA Religious
WJFM 88.5 FM Baton Rouge, LA Gospel Music
WBRH 90.3 FM Baton Rouge, LA Jazz
WEMX 94.1 FM Kentwood, LA Hip Hop
KSMB 94.5 FM Lafayette, LA Top-40
WTQT (LPFM) 94.9 FM Baton Rouge, LA Gospel Music
WBRJ (LPFM) 97.3 FM Baton Rouge, LA Christian Contemporary
WFMF 102.5 FM Baton Rouge, LA Top-40
WNXX 104.5 FM Jackson, LA Sports
KQXL 106.5 FM New Roads, LA Urban Contemporary
WBRP 107.3 FM Baker, LA Talk
KHXT 107.9 FM Erath, LA Top-40
WLRO 1210 AM Denham Springs, LA Gospel Music
WXOK 1460 AM Port Allen, LA Gospel Music
KCLF 1500 AM New Roads, LA Urban Contemporary
WPFC 1550 AM Baton Rouge, LA Gospel Music
KKAY 1590 AM White Castle, LA Variety
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Alter Ego Hair Spa - Category: Black Hair Salons - 8894 Airline Highway, Suite G
Baton Rouge, LA 70815 (225) 930-9040 - (visit website)
Baton Rouge Hair Salon & Beauty Salon - 9321 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70820 (225) 769-2292
Changing Faces Beauty Salon - Your full-service beauty salon specializing in hair weaving & hair extensions (225) 927-0206
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Extreme Beauty Supply - Largest collection of wigs, human hair, synthetic hair, braiding hair, and every other accessory you can ever think of finding in a beauty supply store plus more! (225) 767-8655 - (visit website)
Flawless Hair Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 10241 Coursey Blvd Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 291-4780 - (visit website)
Hair Tamers Studio - Category: Hair Salons - Hair Tamers Studio, Full Service Salon in Baton Rouge,Spa,salon services, hair, syles, relaxers, perms, roller sets, wraps, flat iron, straighten, razor cuts, feathers, bobs, pin ups, up, dos,bantu, knots, twist, dreadlocks, short cus, short styles. - 12077 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 (225) 205-8635 - (visit website)
Mo Hair - We specialize in African American Hair Styles, ethnic and black hairstyles, and styling for women of color and ethnic hair. 9321 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70820 Phone:(225) 769-2292
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Nature's Crown - 111 East Airport Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Natural Mystiq - Category: Natural Hair Salon - 3003 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 343-0067
Panache Hair & Body Salon Incorporated - 7330 Corporate Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Precise Multicultural Barber Salon - 9626 Airline Hwy, at Old Hammond (Hammond Aire Plaza) Baton Rouge, LA (337) 309-1118
Studio 126 Hair Salon - Category: Hair Salons - 158 West Chimes Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225) 383-0119 - (visit website)
Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal - 6175 Scenic Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70805-1149 (225) 356-0719
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church - 1358 South St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-4876 (225) 344-6931
Faith A M E Zion Church - 2364 Thomas H Delpit Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6772 (225) 383-0937
Green's Chapel A M E Church - 1232 N 32nd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-2215 (225) 343-0996
Green Chaple AME Church Parsonage - 10727 Waverland Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70815-5056 (225) 273-0300
Heard Chapel Ame Church - 2019 Colorado St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802-7222 (225) 334-9211
Jordan United Methodist Church - 327 member African American United Methodist church with powerful worship services (11a.m.) on Sunday mornings with Bible Study at noon and 7p.m. on Wednesdays. Located just off Plank Road and Harding Boulevard/ Joor Road in North Baton Rouge. Come praise God with us! - 4619 Stearnes Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (225) 355-3991
New Hope Baptist Church - 5856 Greenwell Springs Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 926-0246 - (visit website)
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