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Area Police Stations

Crescent City Connection Police Department
Michael Helmstetter(Chief of Police)
2001 Mardi Gras Blvd,
New Orleans, LA, 70114

New Orleans Police Department
Ronal W Serpas(Superintendent of Police)
715 S Broad St,
New Orleans, LA, 70119

Port of New Orleans Harbor Police Department
Robert S Hecker(Chief of Police)
#1 Third Street,
New Orleans, LA, 70130

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The city of New Orleans is also called "The Crescent City; The Big Easy; The City That Care Forgot; Nawlins; NOLA". New Orleans's government is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Mitch Landrieu (D).

New Orleans encompasses land area: 180.6 sq mi (467.6 km2), water area: 169.7 sq mi (439.4 km2). The elevation is -6.5 to 20 ft (-2 to 6 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,965/sq mi (759/km2). Anyone living in the city is commonly known as a "New Orleanian". The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).

Local area codes are 504. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at nola.gov.

New Orleans (pron.: /nuː ˈɔrliənz/ or /ˈnuː ɔrˈliːnz/, locally /nuː ˈɔrlənz/ or /ˈnɔrlənz/; French: La Nouvelle-Orléans [la nuvɛlɔʁleɑ̃] ( listen)) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States. The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,214,932.

The city is named after Orléans, a city located on the Loire River in Centre, France, and is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. The city is often referred to as the 'most unique' in America.

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 west. Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north and Lake Borgne lies to the east.