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New Orleans
Area Information

Driving Distance
To New Orleans From...
Albuquerque 1155
Anaheim 1833
Atlanta 471
Boston 1527
Chicago 927
Dallas 501
Denver 1281
Fort Lauderdale 812
Indianapolis 814
Kansas City 916
Lake Tahoe 2284
Las Vegas 1726
Los Angeles 1911
Miami 859
Nashville 529
New York 1325
Orlando 644
Palm Beaches 785
Pensacola 209
Philadelphia 1232
Phoenix 1531
San Diego 1831
San Francisco 2295
Seattle 2579
Silicon Valley 2278
Tampa 638
Washington D.C. 1090
Driving distance quotes are in miles and
are estimates. Your mileage may vary.

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New Orleans Facts & Statistics

Summers in New Orleans are hot and humid, the winter can be cold and warm at the same time, depending on what's coming down from the midwest, the rest of the year has mild temperatures.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 41-60 Fahrenheit/5-16 Celsius; Feb: 44-64 F/7-18 C; Mar: 51/71 F/11-22 C; Apr: 58-78 F/14-26 C; May: 65-84 F/18-29 C; Jun: 70-89 F/21-32 C; Jul: 73-90 F/23-32 C; Aug: 72-90 F/22-32 C; Sep: 69-86 F/21-30 C; Oct: 58-79 F/14-26 C; Nov: 51-71 F/11-22 C; Dec: 44-64 F/7-18 C.
Greater New Orleans the largest city in Louisiana has a population of around 500,000 people.
Area Geography
New Orleans is located on the Mississippi River, most of it sitting on the east bank of the river. The city spans over a land area of about 200 square miles (518 sq km).
City Government
New Orleans government consists of the mayor and the City Council which as the legislative branch of local government, enacts laws to protect the citizens of New Orleans.
Sales or Use Tax
Sales tax is 11%.
Important Numbers
Telephone Codes
New Orleans area codes are 504 and 985.
Time Zone
Central Standard Time (CST), six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 110/115 volt, 60-cycle current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
US Dollar ($). Numerous money exchanges are available. Most major airports, banks and American Express offices are able to exchange foreign currency.

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