^I can find many similarities and differences.
If I am comparing SE Louisiana to SW Arkansas, I can tell you that AW Arkansas is comprised much more farming and agriculture than SE Louisiana.
SE Louisiana is more populated than SW Arkansas, with around 2.3 million people living between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. For the most part, the land and terrain is different, and the industry is different. Much of the culture and history are very different as well.
One similarity is that there are many bayou's in both SW Arkansas and SE Louisiana. One interesting thing is that in SW Arkansas, bayou is pronounced "buy-o," while in SE Louisiana it is pronounced "buy-oo."
Central and NW Louisiana are very compatible to SW Arkansas in terms of industry, population, land and terrain, etc.
I love both SE Louisiana and SW Arkansas. SE Louisiana is where I was born and where I call home, but SW Arkansas is where my family has settled since the early-mid 1800's..
Thats why I try my best to get up there often.
Edited by NCB, 02 January 2006 - 08:25 PM.