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New Orleans City Information
New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in Louisiana. The New Orleans metropolitan area, (New Orleans Metairie
Kenner) has a population of 1,235,650 as of 2009, the 46th largest in the USA. The New Orleans Metairie Bogalusa combined statistical area has a population of
1,360,436 as of 2000. New Orleans has many major attractions, from the world renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street's notorious nightlife to St. Charles
Avenue (home of Tulane and Loyola Universities, the historic Pontchartrain Hotel, and many 19th century mansions), to Magazine Street, with its many boutique
stores and antique shops. According to current travel guides, New Orleans is one of the top ten most visited cities in the United States; 10.1 million visitors
came to New Orleans in 2004, and the city was on pace to break that level of visitation in 2005. Prior to Katrina, there were 265 hotels with 38,338 rooms in the
Greater New Orleans Area. In May 2007, there were over 140 hotels and motels in operation with over 31,000 rooms. A 2009 Travel and Leisure poll of "America's
Favorite Cities" ranked New Orleans first in ten categories, the most first place rankings of the 30 cities included. According to the poll, New Orleans is the
best U.S. city as a spring break destination and for "wild weekends," stylish boutique hotels, cocktail hours, singles bar scenes, live music conerts and bands,
antique and vintage shops, cafes and coffee bars, neighborhood restaurants, and people watching.
New Orleans Economy
New Orleans is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, and metropolitan New Orleans is a center of maritime industry. The New Orleans region
also accounts for a significant portion of the nation's oil refining and petrochemical production, and serves as a white collar corporate base for onshore and
offshore petroleum and natural gas production. New Orleans is a center for higher learning, with over 50,000 students enrolled in the region's eleven two and four
year degree granting institutions. A top 50 research university, Tulane University, is located in New Orleans' Uptown neighborhood. Metropolitan New Orleans is a
major regional hub for the health care industry and boasts a small, globally competitive manufacturing sector. The center city possesses a rapidly growing,
entrepreneurial creative industries sector, and is, of course, renowned for its cultural tourism. Like Houston, New Orleans is located in proximity to the Gulf
of Mexico and the many oil rigs that lie just offshore. Louisiana ranks fifth in oil production and eighth in reserves in the United States. The city is the
home to a single Fortune 500 company: Entergy, a power generation utility and nuclear powerplant operations specialist.
New Orleans Neighborhoods
New Orleans has a variety of unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up the character of the city. Some unique neighborhoods where you can find apartments
to rent in New Orleans and townhomes to rent in New Orleans include: the French Quarter, Central City, the Garden District, Uptown, Carrollton, Mid-City,
Lakeview, Gentilly, Bywater, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans East, Village de L Est, Venetian Isles, Lake Catherine, Algiers and the English Turn. All of these
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New Orleans Culture and Living
The New Orleans area is home to numerous celebrations, the most popular of which is Carnival, often referred to as Mardi Gras. Carnival officially begins on
the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as the "Twelfth Night". Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday"), the final and grandest day of festivities, is the last
Tuesday before the Catholic liturgical season of Lent, which commences on Ash Wednesday. The largest of the city's many music festivals is the New Orleans Jazz
& Heritage Festival. Commonly referred to simply as "Jazz Fest", it is one of the largest music festivals in the nation, featuring crowds of people from all over
the world, coming to experience music, food, arts, and crafts. New Orleans is world-famous for its food. The indigenous cuisine is distinctive and influential.
From centuries of amalgamation of the local Creole, haute Creole, and New Orleans French cuisines, New Orleans food has developed. Local ingredients, French,
Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, and a hint of Cuban traditions combine to produce a truly unique and easily recognizable Louisiana flavor. New
Orleans' professional sports teams include the 2009 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints (NFL) and the New Orleans Hornets (NBA).
New Orleans Colleges and Universities
A large number of institutions of higher education exist within the city, including Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. These universities
also house the city's three professional schools, Tulane University School of Medicine, Tulane University Law School and Loyola University New Orleans College of
Law. The University of New Orleans is a large public research university in the city. Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans and Xavier University
of Louisiana. The Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Notre Dame Seminary and the New Orleans Baptist Theological
Other schools include Delgado Community College, the William Carey College School of Nursing, the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, Herzing College, and
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