New Orleans Mardi Gras.pptx - New Orleans Mardi Gras HFT 3798 fairs festivals The City New Orleans New Orleans is named after the Duke of Orleans who

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HFT 3798 – fairs & festivalsNew Orleans Mardi Gras
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New Orleans is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723, as it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European cultureIt is located in southeastern Louisiana, and developed on both sides of the Mississippi RiverPopulation of 391,495 (2016)The racial and ethnic makeup of the city was:60.2% African American, 33.0% White,2.9% Asian (1.7% Vietnamese, 0.3% Indian, 0.3% Chinese, 0.1% Filipino, 0.1% Korean), 0.0% Pacific Islander, and 1.7% were people of two or more races. People of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.3% of the population; 1.3% The City – New Orleans
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Distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritageIt's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.New Orleans is also famous particularly as the birthplace of jazzNew Orleans has one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, and metropolitan New Orleans is a center of maritime industryIts annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras, dating to French colonial times. The city is often referred to as the "most unique” in the United StatesThe City – New Orleans
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Hurricane Katrina was an extremely destructive and deadly tropical cyclone that was the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United StatesTotal fatalities: 1,833Date: August 23, 2005 – August 31, 2005Damage: $108 billion (2005 USD); (Costliest on record)Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHWS)Katrina displaced over one million people from the central Gulf coast to elsewhere across the United StatesTourism is getting back to pre hurricane KatrinaIn 2004, 10.1 million visitors spent a total of $4.9
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