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New Orleans

New Orleans (pronunciation: /nuː ˈɔːrlɪənz, ˈɔːrlənz/), is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.


The city was named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723. The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763).

Related Terms

  • Louisiana: The state in which New Orleans is located.
  • French Quarter: The oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans.
  • Mardi Gras: A carnival celebration well-known in New Orleans.
  • Jazz: A music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans.
  • Hurricane Katrina: A devastating hurricane that hit New Orleans in 2005.


The local pronunciation of the city's name is "N'awlins" or "New Or-LEENZ".

Medical Facilities

New Orleans is home to several major hospitals and medical research facilities, including the Tulane University School of Medicine, Ochsner Medical Center, and the University Medical Center New Orleans.

Public Health

Public health in New Orleans has been a major concern, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The city has made significant strides in improving healthcare access and outcomes in recent years.

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