New Orleans, Louisiana, the seat of Orleans Parish, which shares the same boundaries, and largest city in Louisiana. The city lies between the Mississippi River on the south, Lake Borgne on the east, and Lake Pontchartrain on the north, about 100 miles (160 km) upstream from the mouth of the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans is a leading port and a commercial and cultural center of the southeast.
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Alabama, one of the southeastern states of the United States. Productive farms, modern factories, and an abundant supply of water, minerals, and forests have made it one of the South's most economically progressive states.