The City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana is managed by a single, consolidated form of government, with a Metropolitan Council as its governing body and the Mayor-President serving as its Chief Executive Officer.
Baton Rouge, the State Capital, is located in Southeast Louisiana, 157 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico and 80 miles WNW of New Orleans via Interstate 10. Baton R...ouge is also served by I-12, I-55, I-59, and I-49.
With a growing population of more than 400,000, East Baton Rouge Parish is Louisiana’s most populous parish.
Baton Rouge has a semi-tropical climate, perfect for outdoor activities, The weather is consistently warm from May to September with mild winters. Precipitation is reasonably well-distributed and ample throughout the year with an average annual precipitation of 55 inches.
As the Capital City of the State of Louisiana, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area boasts diverse cultural and recreational resources and activities, including numerous museums, dance, theatrical and musical companies, and a continuing series of festivals featuring free outdoor cultural and musical performances indigenous to our region.
Baton Rouge is also home to two universities, Louisiana State University and Southern University, as well as Baton Rouge Community College.
To learn more about our exciting city visit our websites at www.brgov.com and www.visitbatonrouge.com.