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About New Orleans

Seal of New OrleansSatellite view showing New Orleans (in French: La Nouvelle-Orlèans). "The Big Easy", its nick name, is an important port city in Louisiana in the United States. The city is located in southeast Louisiana at the mouth of the great Mississippi-Missouri river system, bordered by Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the east.

Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, Louisiana
Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, is one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States.
Saint Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter of the city seen from across Decatur Street opposite Jackson Square.

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The city was founded in 1718 as La Nouvelle-Orléans by Sieur de Bienville of the French Mississippi Company. The French colony was ceded to Spain in 1763, it remained under Spanish control until 1801 when Spain gave Louisiana back to France. In 1803 Napoleon I sold Louisiana to the U.S. in the Louisiana Purchase.

Today, New Orleans is the largest city in Louisiana. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the population decreased, in 2014 the city has a population of just under 380,000 inhabitants, 1.24 million people live in the New Orleans–Metairie-Kenner metropolitan area.

New Orleans is world-famous for its music, particularly as the birthplace of jazz. The city is well known for its multicultural and multilingual heritage, its architecture, its Louisiana Creole and Cajun cuisine, and its annual festivals, like Mardi Gras, an annual Carnival celebration in New Orleans.

NOLA's economy is still based on tourism and the activities of its port, but also on healthcare; and bioscience research especially by New Orleans' LSU Health Sciences Center with its state-of-the-art academic medical center for medical, dental, and allied health education.

The page shows a city map of New Orleans with expressways, main roads and streets, Louis Armstrong International Airport (IATA code: MSY) is located 15 mi (24 km) by road, west of central business district.

Just zoom in to see Jackson Square with Saint Louis Cathedral.
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Local Time New Orleans:
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Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
City Coordinates: 29°57′53″N 90°4′14″W
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New Orleans Attractions: More about Louisiana and the USA: Related Consumer Information:
Saint Louis Cathedral, the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Old Ursuline Convent, the City Park, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, the Cabildo which was the seat of colonial government, today part of Louisiana State Museum.

The Historic New Orleans Collection, a museum and research center.
The New Orleans Museum of Art: NOMA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Louisiana Children's Museum

Other Attractions:
Mardi Gras World, New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, the Aquarium of the Americas

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Louisiana Cities:
Baton Rouge

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External Links:
New Orleans (official website)
New Orleans (official tourism website)

The Times-Picayune
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Wikipedia: New Orleans


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