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New Orleans, Louisiana From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from New Orleans ) Jump to: navigation , search 'NOLA' redirects here. For the album by Down , see NOLA (album) "New Orleans" and "The Big Easy" redirect here. For other uses, see New Orleans (disambiguation) and The Big Easy (disambiguation) . City of New Orleans Ville de La Nouvelle-Orléans Flag Seal Nickname : "The Crescent City", "The Big Easy", "The City That Care Forgot", "504", and "NOLA" (acronym for New Orleans, LA). Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: 29°57′53″N 90°4′14″W Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718
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Government - Mayor C. Ray Nagin ( D ) Area - City 350.2 sq mi (907 km² ) - Land 180.6 sq mi (467.6 km²) - Water 169.7 sq mi (439.4 km²) Elevation -6.5 to 20 ft (-2 to 6 m ) Population (2000) - City 484,674 - Density 2,518/sq mi (973/km²) - Metro 1,319,367 Time zone CST ( UTC-6 ) - Summer ( DST ) CDT ( UTC-5 ) Website: New Orleans ( pronounced / nju ˌ ː ˈɔ rli nz/ ə , locally /nu ːˈɔ rl ɨ nz/; French : La Nouvelle- Orléans [lanuv ɛ l ɔʀ le ɑ ] ̃ ( help · info )) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana . New Orleans is located in Southeastern Louisiana along the Mississippi River . The city is bordered by Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the east and is coextensive with Orleans Parish. It is named after Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans , Regent of France, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. New Orleans is known for its multicultural heritage as well as its music and cuisine and is considered the birthplace of jazz . [1] [2] Its status as a world-famous tourist destination is due in part to its architecture, music, cuisine, its annual Mardi Gras , and other celebrations and festivals. The city is often referred to as "The most unique city in America." [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] The Greater New Orleans population was approximately 1.4 million people prior to the flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina . The metro area has rebounded to 1.2 million in December 2006. [8] The Greater New Orleans area is still Louisiana's largest urban center. [ citation needed ] The population of the city itself was 484,674 according to the 2000 U.S. Census . The population estimate just before Katrina hit was 454,865 as of July 1, 2005. Hurricane Katrina flooded 80% of the city in August 2005, reducing the population temporarily to perhaps 90,000. By July 2006 the city had recovered somewhat to 223,388. A population analysis released in August 2007 estimated the population to be 273,000, 60% of the pre-Katrina population and an increase of about 50,000 since July 2006. [9]
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