Us Map Louisiana Purchase
At less than three cents per acre for 828 000 square miles 2 144 520 square km it was the greatest land bargain in u s.
Us map louisiana purchase. 530 000 000 acres however france only controlled a small fraction of this area with most of it inhabited by native americans. Learn how to create your own. In return for fifteen million dollars or approximately eighteen dollars per square mile the united states nominally acquired a total of 828 000 sq mi 2 140 000 km 2. European explorations and the louisiana purchase digital collections.
Print this map the louisiana purchase was the acquisition of territory by the united states for 2 140 000 sq km of french territory in 1803. The land which was bought from france virtually doubled the area of the united states cost only 15 million dollars and gave the. West u s featured in. The cost was 11 250 000 usd also the cancellation of debts worth 3 750 000 usd.
Even at 3 cents an acre the united states could barely afford it and needed to borrow money. Louisiana purchase western half of the mississippi river basin purchased in 1803 from france by the united states. Library of congress geography and map division louisiana. This map was created by a user.
Bought from france in 1803 the 820 000 square miles would eventually be split among the 16 states whose borders are outlined in black. In 1800 when the armies of french ruler napoleon bonaparte moved across europe pressuring spain into a corner the territory of louisiana new orleans and a huge slice of land controlled by spain in the now central united states an estimated 827 987 sq miles in size was ceded back to france by spain via the treaty of san ildefonso. European explorations and the louisiana purchase are in the public domain and are free to use and reuse. The contents of the library of congress louisiana.
The area is approximately one third of the continental united states. A question of boundaries articles and essays louisiana. For the majority of the area. This map of the united states highlights in red the territory included in the louisiana purchase.
The louisiana purchase french. Map showing the area covered by the louisiana purchase. European explorations and the louisiana purchase.
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