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New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. The city and Orleans Parish (French: paroisse d’Orléans) are coterminous. The city and parish are bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany to the north, St. Bernard to the east, Plaquemines to the south, and Jefferson to the south and wes Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north and Lake Borgne lies to the east

Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. It now ranks third in population behind neighboring Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish

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