Below Sea Level & surrounded by Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Lake Pontchartrain
Pontchartrain Lighthouse survived every storm since the 1850s, including Hurricane Katrina.
The total mileage of canals both above and below ground in New Orleans exceeds that of Venice in Italy.
New Orleans was originally located along the sharp bend of the Mississippi River, hence the nickname “Crescent City”.
Because much of New Orleans is built on swamps, it's dead must be buried above ground.
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