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Did You Know These About New Orleans

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New Orleans is a melting pot of rich French culture, history, top notch cuisine and music. With an estimated population of over 343,829, the city is one of the nation's top 10 most visited cities. Did you know that the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Nola's Lake Pontchartrain Causeway as the world's longest continuous bridge. Dig deeper and learn more interesting facts about New Orleans.

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Interesting and Important Facts about New Orleans!

  • Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville founded New Orleans in 1718.

  • New Orleans is Louisiana's State largest city and metropolitan area.

  • New Orleans was given its named after the popular Duke of Orleans

  • Nola is one of the biggest ports of US.

  • The city is where Voodoo was introduced into the United States spooky.

  • During the Louisiana Purchase, New Orleans and its entire surrounding areas were bought by Napoleon Bonaparte.

  • As recorded by National Register, Nola has the highest number of Historic district than other US cities.

  • The Superdome is the world's largest enclosed arena.

  • It is a fact that each seat in the Superdome is colored different from the next one so as to provide the illusion of a full house even when it is not.

  • As far as New Orleans' gastronomy is concerned, the Creole Cuisine is a big hit.

  • New Orleans is the birthplace for Jazz and also rock and roll and blues.

  • New Orleans hosts one of the world renowned festivals - Mardi Gras.

  • The beignets are widely considered as signature sweet of New Orleans.

  • In New Orleans' cemeteries, the tombs are built above the ground because of the area's high water table.

  • The St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans is the nation's oldest continually operating cathedral.

  • Nola's school of business is the Unites States' oldest college of commerce.

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