Why is the state of Louisiana named Louisiana?

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Louisiana was named for King Louis XIV of France.

In 1682, the French explorer Sieur de La Salle sailed from the Ohio River to the mouth of the Mississippi River, and claimed the entire river valley for France.

He named the territory La Louisiane ("Land of Louis").
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