New Orleans is a city in Louisiana. The number of inhabitants in the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans– Metairie– Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a bigger exchanging region, had a 2010 populace of 1,452,502.Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish was the most crowded ward in Louisiana. The city is known for its unmistakable French and Spanish Creole design, and also its multifaceted and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is renowned for its food, music and its yearly festivals and celebrations, most quite Mardi Gras. The city is regularly alluded to as the "most unique"in the United States.