New Orleans, LA Overview
New Orleans is located at 29°57′53″N 90°4′14″W on the banks of the Mississippi River, approximately 105 miles (169 km) upriver from the Gulf of Mexico. According to the US Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 350.2 square miles (907 km), of which 180.56 square miles (467.6 km), or 51.55%, is land.
The city is located in the Mississippi River Delta on the east and west banks of the Mississippi River and south of Lake Pontchartrain. The area along the river is characterized by ridges and hollows.
New Orleans was originally settled on the natural levees or high ground, along the Mississippi River. After the Flood Control Act of 1965, the US Army Corps of Engineers built floodwalls and man-made levees around a much larger geographic footprint that included previous marshland and swamp. Whether or not this human interference has caused subsidence is a topic of debate. A study by an associate professor at Tulane University claims.
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.The New Orleans metropolitan area had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502.
Detailed Map of New Orleans, LA
The climate of New Orleans is humid subtropical , with short, generally mild winters and hot, humid summers.
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The National World War II Museum, formerly known as the National D-Day Museum, is a museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, at the corner of Andrew Higgins Boulevard and Magazine Street. It focuses on the contribution made by the United States to victory by the Allies in World War II, and the Battle of Normandy in particular.
Special Exhibit: From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII During WWII, individuals of Japanese ancestry in the United States, predominantly American citizens, had their lives turned upside down.
The Saenger Theatre is an atmospheric theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana, that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Once the flagship of Julian and Abe Saenger's theatre empire, today it is one of only a handful of Saenger movie palaces that remain. The Saenger Theatre opened on February 4, 1927.
The New Orleans Museum of Art (or NOMA) is the oldest fine arts museum in the city of New Orleans. It is situated within City Park, a short distance from the intersection of Carrollton Avenue and Esplanade Avenue, and near the terminus of the "Canal Street - City Park" streetcar line.
City Park is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans, USA. A subdistrict of the Lakeview District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Robert E. Lee Boulevard to the north, Bayou St. John to the east, Orleans Avenue, North Carrollton Avenue and Toulouse Street to the south and City Park and Orleans Avenues to the west.
Saint Louis Cemetery is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana. All of these graves are above ground vaults; most were constructed in the 18th century and 19th century. Doug Keister, author/photographer of Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity states that The custom of above-ground burial in New Orleans is a mixture of folklore and fact.
Jackson Square, is a historic park in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. In 2012 the American Planning Association designated Jackson Square as a one of America's Great Public Spaces.
About Jackson Square Historic Jackson Square, originally known in the 18th century as "Place d'Armes," and later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero Andrew Jackson, is a timeless attraction in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans.
This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page . Frenchmen Street is in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Garden District is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Central City/Garden District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: St. Charles Avenue to the north, 1st Street to the east, Magazine Street to the south and Toledano Street to the west.
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region of the United States. It is located in New Orleans' French Quarter. The institution was established in 1966 by General and Mrs.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from the Preservation Hall venue located in New Orleans' French Quarter. The band is known for performing traditional New Orleans-style jazz. The musicians in the groups have varied during the years since the founding of the hall in the early 1960s.
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Driving through Downtown New Orleans, LA
Starting out in the French Quarter and driving past the Superdome and turning onto Interstate 10
I-10 East - Swamp to City: New Orleans, LA
Follows I-10 east from the swamp to US-90 Bus. Through downtown, across the Mississippi to Westbank.
RV TRIP TIP: New Orleans, LA
Like most RVers, we spend a lot of time exploring the wide open spaces of the great outdoors. But there are definitely times we like to visit large and medium size cities too. New Orleans is definitely one of those places and a great topic for our 50th YouTube video!
HiDef: Amtrak's City of New Orleans: New Orleans to Hammond, LA
Ride along with IllinoisRailfan Productions as we've once again found ourselves looking out the back of one of Amtrak's cross-country overnight passenger trains. It's 1:45 PM, and we're departing the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans, Louisiana on our way to Chicago, Illinois.
Central City - New Orleans - LA
ghetto in new orleans
New Orleans Tourist Attractions, French Quarter and Beyond - Guest Reviews
http://bookit.com/us/louisiana/new-orleans/?adid=So_3 New Orleans, Louisiana, also known as the Big Easy or the Crescent City, is a premier travel destination with one-of-a-kind attractions, hotels and events. From neon-soaked Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras to the festival grounds at Jazz Fest, this city knows how to host a party.
New Orleans Louisiana Airboat Tours
http://bookit.com/us/louisiana/new-orleans/?adid=So_3 Get ready for an exciting adventure! Take a thrilling ride through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana, accessible only by airboat. The captain, a native of the area, offers a colorful history of the Cajun way of life. You'll come face to face with alligators, snakes and other native creatures while touring their neighborhood.
Driving from Biloxi, Mississippi to New Orleans, LA
Starting out at the Grand Biloxi Casino and heading to Interstate 110 to Interstate 10 into Louisiana and getting off in the ghetto of New Orleans and driving to the French Quarter on the Banks of the Mississippi River
American Downtown; views from the car: New Orleans, LA
This is one more vid from the series of recordings I made during my traveling across US. See more (VA, TX, DC and others will come...): http://trubinigor.blogspot.com/2013/04/american-downtown-views-from-my-car.html