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New Orleans
New Orleans Flag
City of New Orleans
Flag of New Orleans, Louisiana
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Official seal of New Orleans, Louisiana
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Nickname(s): 
Location of New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Location of New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Coordinates: 29°57′N 90°05′W / 29.95°N 90.08°W / 29.95; -90.08Coordinates: 29°57′N 90°05′W / 29.95°N 90.08°W / 29.95; -90.08
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishOrleans
Founded1718
Named forPhilippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674–1723)
Government
 • MayorLaToya Cantrell (D)
Area
 • Consolidated city-parish349.85 sq mi (906.10 km2)
 • Land169.42 sq mi (438.80 km2)
 • Water180.43 sq mi (467.30 km2)
 • Metro
3,755.2 sq mi (9,726.6 km2)
Elevation
-6.5 to 20 ft (-2 to 6 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Consolidated city-parish343,829
 • Estimate 
(2016)
391,495
 • Density2,310.78/sq mi (892.20/km2)
 • Metro
1,262,888 (US: 46th)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
FIPS code22-55000
Websitenola.gov

New Orleans is a city in the state of Louisiana in the United States. It is the largest city in Louisiana, and the 49th-largest city in the U.S. It is the capital of Orleans Parish. It was named in honour of the French Duke of Orléans (then Regent of France)view more...