The city of Baton Rouge, also called "Red Stick", "The Capital City", "B.R" was incorporated in 16 January 1817. Baton Rouge's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Melvin 'Kip' Holden (D).
Baton Rouge encompasses land area: 76.8 sq mi (199 km2), water area: 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2) 2.81%. The elevation is 46 ft (14 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 229,553. This equates to a population density of 2,964.7/sq mi (1,144.8/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Local area codes are 225. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.brgov.com.