New Orleans

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New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Louisiana.

New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage.

The city's location and flat elevation have historically made it very vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city.

Interesting facts:

- Number of Restaurants year-to-date: ~1,200

- Number of Festivals: More than 135 festivals annually, which equates to roughly one festival every three days

- Number of Hotel Rooms: More than 22,000 in the downtown area and more than 38,000 in the greater metro area as of January 1, 2017

- Miles of Bike Lanes: More than 100 miles of on- and off-street bikeways

- Louis Armstrong International currently hosts 15 airlines and serves 59 nonstop destinations with approximately 150 daily departures

- The Port Of New Orleans reported more than 1 million cruise passengers in 2018

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Population
1,029,123

Area code
504

Elevation
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New Orleans

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Points of interest

  • Audubon Park
  • Bayou Bienvenue
  • Champions Square
  • City Park Festival And Recreational Grounds

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