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Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) Cuisine
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Nola Cuisine Explained

Guide to New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) Cuisine

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New Orleans is a major port in the United States and the largest city in Louisiana.

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Mighty Oak Trees in City Park, New Orleans

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The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The Atchafalaya is unique among Louisiana basins because it has a growing delta system with nearly stable wetlands.

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Way down yonder in New Orleans, you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that is unlike anything else on Earth. Here, the laid-back atmosphere of the riverfront South has mixed with French sophistication and African-American energy to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Katrina, "Nawlins" remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.

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Shreveport (pronounced /ˈʃriːvpɔrt/) is the third largest city in Louisiana. It is the principal city of the third largest metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana and is the 109th-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish[1] and extends along the Red River (most notably at Wright Island, the Charles and Marie Hamel Memorial Park, and Bagley Island) into neighboring Bossier Parish. Bossier City is separated from Shreveport by the Red River. The population was…

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The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge. The river stretches from near Simmesport in the north through parts of eight parishes to the Morgan City area in the south.

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Top 10 places to visit in USA

New Orleans, Louisiana - Way down yonder in New Orleans, you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that is unlike anything else on Earth. Here, the laid-back atmosphere of the riverfront South has mixed with French sophistication and African-American energy to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Katrina, "Nawlins" remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.

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New Orleans, #Louisiana... Come listen to the great #jazz music! - more literally insane people per block (pre-Katrina) than any other place I have traveled.

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One of the world’s largest statues of a mosquito is in Komarno, Manitoba, Canada. It is one of several places that claim to be "The Mosquito Capital." Others are Siberia and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. "Komar" is Ukrainian for mosquito. [This part of Canada was settled in 19th c. by many Ukrainians.] Sculpted of steel in 1984, it has a wingspan of 15 feet. It’s also a weathervane, swiveling in the wind. ...Also considered the "State Bird" of several U.S. states...

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