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Baton Rouge
Consolidated city-parish[n 1][1]
City of Baton Rouge
From top, left to right: Downtown, Tiger Stadium, Horace Wilkinson Bridge, USS Kidd, Louisiana State Capitol, Foster Hall of LSU
From top, left to right: Downtown, Tiger Stadium, Horace Wilkinson Bridge, USS Kidd, Louisiana State Capitol, Foster Hall of LSU
Flag of Baton Rouge
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Official seal of Baton Rouge
Seal
Nicknames: 
Red Stick, The Capital City, B.R.
Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish
Location of Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge is located in Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Location in Louisiana
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Baton Rouge is located in the United States
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge (the United States)
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Baton Rouge is located in North America
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Coordinates: 30°26′51″N 91°10′43″W / 30.44750°N 91.17861°W / 30.44750; -91.17861Coordinates: 30°26′51″N 91°10′43″W / 30.44750°N 91.17861°W / 30.44750; -91.17861
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish East Baton Rouge
Founded 1699
Settled 1721
Incorporated January 16, 1817
Government
 • Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome[2] (D)
Area
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 • Consolidated city-parish[n 1][1] 88.12 sq mi (228.23 km2)
 • Land 85.93 sq mi (222.55 km2)
 • Water 2.19 sq mi (5.68 km2)
 • Total[n 2] 79.11 sq mi (204.89 km2)
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)
Population
 (2010)[4]
229,493
 • Estimate 
(July 2017)[5]
225,374
 • Rank US: 97th
 • Density 2,650.13/sq mi (1,023.22/km2)
 • Urban
594,309 (US: 68th)
 • Metro
830,480 (US: 70th)
Demonym(s) Baton Rougean
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
70801-70817, 70819-70823, 70825-70827, 70831, 70833, 70835-70837, 70874, 70879, 70883, 70884, 70892-70896, 70898
Area code(s) 225
FIPS code 22-05000
Website www.brgov.com