New Orleans 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