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Interesting Facts about New Orleans

New Orleans State: Louisiana Country: United States of America

New Orleans by the Numbers:

Population: 223,338 (city); 929,554 (metropolitan area) Average January Temperature: 51°F/ 11°C Average July Temperature: 82°F / 28°C Average Annual Precipitation: 61 in / 155 cm New Orleans had the first Opera house in America. The total length of canals in New Orleans supasses Venice, Italy

Quick Facts:

Time Zone: GMT-6, CDT (Central Daylight Time) Electricity: 110 volts AC, 60Hz, standard two and three pin plugs Country Dialing Code: +1 Area Code: 504

Did You Know?

New Orleans is called the Crescent city because the city proper is shaped like a crescent. The nickname "The Big Easy" comes from the city's history of jazz and was the name of a dance hall in the early 1900s.

Things to See in New Orleans

  1. Tulane University
  2. Lafayette Cemetary/Garden District
  3. Harrah's Casino
  4. Bourbon Street/French Quarter
  5. Louis Armstrong Airport
  6. Superdome
  7. Jackson Square
  8. Convention Center

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