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New Orleans a Historical Perspective #1
New Orleans is Louisiana largest urban area according to the
The city nickname: "Crescent City"," The Big Easy" and "The City That Care
Forgot". In Louisiana, there are parishes instead of counties as most of the
United States. Parishes were formed due to the influence of the French and
Spanish colonies. The French and Spanish were officially Roman Catholic. So, the
local government were based on religious parish. The City of New Orleans is
located in Orleans Parish. There a Total of 64 parishes in Louisiana.
New Orleans is know for its annual Mardi Gras and several other festivals.
The city architecture, music, sports and my favorite it's cuisine make New Orleans a
famous tourist destination. Check back often for other interesting points of
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