Place:Louisiana Purchase, United States

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NameLouisiana Purchase
TypeTerritory
Coordinates41.5°N 100°W
Located inUnited States     (1804 - 1804)
Contained Places
Unknown
Chickasaw Nation

The Louisiana Purchase was 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River extending from its mouth to its headwaters to which the United States acquired claim on 30 Apr 1803 from France. The transfer took effect on 10 Mar 1804, and the area existed as a single entity until 1 Oct 1804 when it was subdivided into the Orleans Territory (which would become the State of Louisiana in 1812) and the Louisiana Territory (which would be renamed the Missouri Territory after Louisiana became a state).

The coordinates quoted above are those associated with the State of Nebraska, centrally located in the Louisiana Purchase.