Saturday, April 11, 2009

Word of the Day - Parish: New Orleans, LA

This is an interesting geographic tidbit from the state of Louisiana. "Parish" is the Louisianan term for "county". As the top definition points out, the Orleans Parish limits are the same as the New Orleans city limits:

"A parish is actually Louisiana speak for 'county'. The Orleans Parish shares the same boundaries as the New Orleans city limits, but other parishes within the state contain different cities and towns, just as counties do in other states."

Great stuff!

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