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Area Code 985 Location - Louisiana

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Area Code 985, Louisiana Cities, Neighborhoods and Local Features

  • Houma
  • Laplace
  • Slidell


Louisiana is part of the states belonging to the United States of America, assigned as number 18, added to the Union in the year 1812, the 30th of April and is located in the southeastern region of the nation. Its capital is the city Baton Rouge, the second with the largest number of inhabitants of the state; New Orleans is the largest city. It should be noted that only Louisiana has a type of subdivisions, where the so-called parishes take place, which would be synonymous or equal to the counties that the other states possess. His parish of greater size according to population is the call East Baton Rouge, however, the other bigger parish according to the territory that includes is called Plaquemines.

LouisianaBaton Rouge as the capital of the state, got its name in the year 1699; for the date, an explorer named Pierre Le Moyne arrived from France and claimed to have seen what was a stick with animal blood in the Mississippi River. This stick or pole was an object used to indicate the division of the lands inhabited by the different indigenous tribes, called Houmas and Bayougoula.

Despite this, Louisiana used to be divided into counties like its other sister states in a part of its history. Until the year 1807, when the counties were eliminated and there were 19 parishes in total, in those times. These parishes had a border with certain areas that for a moment were administered by local churches. Currently, the state of Louisiana has 64 parishes in total. This state is included in the list of the largest states, taking place in the 31st place, likewise, it is part of the big popular in the whole country, like the Twenty-fifth most famous state.

Louisiana also stands out for having more native tribes than any other southern state, four of them are official for the federal government, another ten are official for the state and only four are not officially included. In Louisiana you can see different places where the mixture of races is present, you see the multicultural society and the handling of different languages, there is a strong presence of Spanish culture, indigenous, African and French. This is because this state, Louisiana was a territory of Spaniards as well as French, because in the sixteenth century Europeans arrived when all those who lived in these areas were only indigenous. On the other hand, for the seventeenth century, in its development took place the purchase of slaves from Africa, who went from the African continent to the state of Louisiana directly, and that's how this culture also took place in this area.

It was not until 1915 that English was declared the official language of Louisiana, despite the fact that various indigenous tribes can also be seen.Louisiana has its limits with the Arkansas state to the north, the east meets the Pearl River and the Mississippi River, the Texas state to the west and the Mexican Gulf to the south. Louisiana also has a huge variety of species of animals and plants, believed to be due to the influence of the Mississippi River, which contributed much to the lands of Louisiana. You can find different types of birds, fish, and amphibians. The different species of plants that are easily found the range from orchid flowers, pines, carnivorous plants and many more. Well, there are large forests and savannas.

The division of the state is possible; there are the lands to the north and the plains to the coastal edges. In these coasts the swamps, the beaches, and the islands are integrated; these areas are located near the Mississippi River and the Mexican Gulf. This river manages to cross Louisiana from the north side towards the south in a distance of almost 1000km2, having its outlet just in the Mexican Gulf. The width of these coastal areas along the Mississippi River would be 15 km2 to about 100 km2, unlike other rivers, where it has a width of 15 km2.

Its altitude is about 3 meters above sea level in the coastal areas, about 15 to 18 meters in the plains and 163 meters is the highest point represented by the summit of Driskill Mountain. In contrast, the lowest point of the state is located in New Orleans, about 8 feet below sea level. The mountains that are located in the lands of the northwest side and the north side cover a territory of 65,000 km2. Between the year 1932 and the year 2010, Louisiana has lost part of its land in its territory and its bodies of water have been growing due to the rise in sea level. Some state agencies keep investing annually to achieve the proper protection of the state's coasts.

The name "Louisiana" is obtained by the French king, Louis XIV. The French explorer Rene Robert took this place under the power of the French nation. It was called La Louisiane, whose interpretation reveals that the meaning is "The land of Luis". Louisiana was linked to the government called Luisana Española, which was part of Spanish territory. It gets the nickname "Pelican State" because its official national bird is the eastern brown pelican. This animal with much effort has managed to reproduce until reaching a total of 40,000 brown pelicans residing without problems in the state of Louisiana; for being an extremely important bird, two teams have been converted into the official mascot, a professional basketball team, and the minor league baseball team. In July 2013, the total population in Louisiana was 4,625,470 people, having an increase of just 2% in three years compared to 2010 figures. The average number of inhabitants per km2 is 40.5. Regardless of the fact that English is the official language, the use of Spanish is increasing as time passes, this is due to the number of Latino immigrants, especially the natives of Central America and Mexico. French, on the other hand, is the most studied in the institutions of Louisiana in terms of foreign languages.The gross domestic product income was a total of 216,146 million US dollars for the year 2005. Louisiana has three schools, a technical college, and a nursing school. Its economy is varied and quite strong, where there is agriculture, cotton, edible marine animals, rice, and has different industries of food, paper, chemicals, oil, and tourism, among others.

Houma is the name of the largest city, which is also the administrative center of the Terrebonne parish of the state of Louisiana. The government of the Terrebonne parish administers all the powers of the government of this city.The city of Houma is relatively close to the Mexican Gulf, separating from it by a few km2 just as it approaches the neighboring city of New Orleans from the southwest.

In this city, the number of inhabitants for the year 2010 was 33,727, which is compared with the census conducted in the year 2000; you can see a difference of 1,334 more people registered ten years later. Its average concentration of inhabitants per km2 is 889.49 people.In the city it has the presence of multiple races, where 65.96% are white people, 24.38% are African-American, 1.03% are Asian, 3.98% are native, 2.72% are other races, and about the total population. , Latinos or Spanish speakers covered 4.82%. Of its total population, 34,425 of them are people who have a home and 28,097 are people who belong and live with their families. The male population is just a little larger than the female population, men make up 50.5% while women 49.5%. The average age would be 36 years, where 46.6% of the people are houses, 27.8% of the total population lives alone.

Families usually have an average of 3 members and households where family groups persist are 8,809 of the total number of houses, which would be 14,381 homes. The average income per household is the US $69,294, while the per capita income is the US $26,257. A house has an average value or price of US $230,198 and the rent could have an average value of US $785. According to the results of the censuses, it is revealed that Houma stands out as the city with the highest concentration of people and diversity; without being surpassed by another place, town or city within the state of Louisiana.

Houma is near several areas that are not yet integrated; in these, you can mention the urban area called Bayou Cane, which residents say is integrated into the city. However, the censuses do not include it for the Houma records, categorizing it as an area that is separated. But if these urban areas were included in the registers, the population of the city would be greater than 60,000 people. The city of Houma was called in this way by a Native American tribe, which is believed to be related to the Choctaw people. This national tribe Houma is registered and is completely official for the state of Louisiana, however, it is not yet recognized by the federal government.

Houma called an accessible city according to housing surveys in 2013. The surface that it possesses is of 37 km2 in its totality, where 36 km2 is only solid ground and 0.52 km2 are bodies of water, this information is validated by the official national organisms. Its altitude is 3.0 meters. To this region of the country arrived Spanish and French colonists, who explored until arriving at the south by means of the river Bayou Lafourche. When the eighteenth century came to an end, multiple members of the Cajun ethnic group arrived here after being expelled from Nova Scotia because they were not willing to swear their allegiance to the king in the middle of the war. About 15,000 expelled approximately, and of these, only 3,000 arrived in the region and managed to establish themselves, while others went to France. Over the years, the Spaniards, Acadians, natives of America and French are mixed in such a way that a different and unique culture is created.

Houma has a surrounding area that consists of swamps, therefore it was an area isolated from the rest of the state of Louisiana and the rest of the country for many years, which managed to change in the year 1930. Due to this, many media did not arrive to Americanize the members of the Cajun community.

If it is true that it has marshes, this also creates certain waterways that resemble the canals of Venice, where people can walk and get to know parts of the city. Its altitude is 9.14 meters above sea level. This community, in addition to French as the main language of the region, managed to remain, unlike in other border cities such as Baton Rouge and Lake Charles. The culture of this ethnic group in the city of Houma not only brings with it the use of French but also its gastronomy and certain festivities such as Mardi gras, which would be the carnival in this community. Regardless of the passage of time, this culture does not lose popularity and is a focus for visitors to the area. The city center is designated as an important district, annexed to the registry of more historic areas throughout the country. Through this center, you can walk and enjoy fun attractions such as different museums, a folkloric center, monuments and statues, and even amazing restaurants.

Houma does not let itself find itself in constant change, in spite of this, part of the inhabitants of neighboring zones; they have kept living in the gulf, like the ancestors used to do. Their jobs tend to be fishermen, but some of them went to work in construction or oil industries, which may be because Houma has an oil well, which is the deepest in the entire Terrebonne parish. In the 70s, Vietnamese came seeking refuge just after their nation was taken over by communist-type control. These were established on the south side of the state of Louisiana and began to work just like they used to do in Vietnam, fishing and selling shrimp. A large number of them sought to settle in the city of New Orleans, and others remained in the city of Houma and part of the coasts.

Houma has several areas of interest for tourists; this city has different types of museums to visit, also parks, natural conservation center, bridges, churches, bars, among others. Safe visitors will go to shopping centers such as Lynn Park where they can shop and relax later in recreation centers such as Williams Avenue. It is best to check the dates to visit at the right time, as there are several events and festivals available during the year, you can mention the Autumn Rodeo or festivals such as the Wetlands.Unemployment in this city is 7.9% when the average for the whole country is 5%. Jobs have seen a decline of 4.20%.

LaPlace CityLaPlace is a city in the state of Louisiana, which is part of the parish of St. John the Baptist, included in the metropolitan area of ​​New Orleans, extending along the edge of the Mississippi River. Also being the terminal of the southern area of Interstate 55, which is linked to Route 10 and US 51, ending just at the junction, is US 61. This city is only 40 km2 on the west side of the city of New Orleans. Its altitude is of 3 meters on the level of the sea, its population according to the results of the census that took place in the year 2010, is of 32,134 people, where 515, 59 of them are concentrated by each km2 in average, and its land counts with 59 km2, which are divided into 56 km2 of solid ground and 3.1 km2 is pure water.

Its official current population since July 2018 is 29,845 people, which is compared with the results of 2010, it can be said that there was a decrease in the total number of inhabitants of the city. The census site run by Laplace is located in District 5 of the parish administrative center, which is a subdivision of the parish where Laplace, St. John the Baptist is located.

Based on the fact that its current population is 29,845 rooms, according to the registered results, a total of 29,626 people have a home, 25,935 are within a family group, whose family groups on average have a total of 3 people, and are in a concentration of 1,429 per km2. The level of diversity is 63. The male population is lower than the female, men comprise 48.6% while women make up 51.4%. There is a total of 11,304 homes where 951 are unoccupied and the average value is 180,371 US dollars. On the other hand, the per capita income is of 25,907 US dollars.

Thanks to the location of LaPlace and the resources it has, it becomes a great attraction for companies and companies, therefore several people are in the position to move to this city, where there are also a number of schools in the parish where the students will be able to fulfill their necessary education and it is close to the other larger cities, however, LaPlace has a more tranquil lifestyle where you can enjoy its green areas and a relaxed community. In LaPlace you can also find the southern part of Louisiana. The inhabitants of this city have up to 17.4% of university education and at least 84.4% have diplomas in secondary school. In LaPlace 4.7% of the total population are foreigners and the remaining 95.3% are natives there, 52.2% are people under marriage and 47.8% are single people. Under the percentage of foreigners in the city, 47.9% are black or African-American. The male population makes up 48.8% of the inhabitants, women make up 51.2%.

LaPlace earned the nickname as the City of the Sausage, due to its large number of sausages in the market. LaPlace has a sausage festival every October. Alton Brown, a famous chef with his own television program called "Feasting on Asphalt", travels to LaPlace and savors the best sausage. During the eighteenth century, when the French colony took place, LaPlace was a simple village dedicated to agriculture, named in this way by the settler, landowner, founder and who was born and also lived there, Basile Laplace. It was not until the year 1883 that a railway station was integrated into LaPlace. The city was born and saw the first people grow who would become recognized musicians of the genre Jazz, who were called Wellman Braud and Kid Ory. In the year 1811, in the month of January, very close to the city there was a class of slave agitation, this revolt is known as the revelation on the coast of Germany; the largest slave revelation in the entire history of the United States of America, where about 200 to 500 people were counted against the authorities.

Agitation even more powerful than that of the year 1836, which was more noticed, however, it is estimated that there was a higher number of slaves; since in the well-known one like Second War of Seminoles in 1836 it counted on at least 385 slaves. In 1871, very close to the city LaPlace and the city of New Orleans, large and severe floods were seen by the Bonnet Carré Crevasse. The reason that "LaPlace" is written with the letter "p" in capital letters is that Mr. Basile Laplace had antecedents that brought certain doubts. A female member of the jury of St. John the Baptist Parish, gave as a solution that to separate this name from the city with the Lord, "LaPlace" would be used in its place, which came to be done in that way.

Different places of LaPlace were chosen as the perfect setting for multiple films, music videos, and television series. In 2012, a hurricane named Isaac took place in LaPlace where a total of 7,000 homes sank. These homes in LaPlace have an average of about 35 years with up to 6 rooms, the most common; the average mortgage costs are the US $1,308 per month. Rental homes cover 18.8% of the total houses in LaPlace and 73.6% are houses inhabited by their owners. After the last registration of the census, unemployment of up to 6.8% was revealed, a poverty index of up to 10.1%, notably lower than the national average. The average income comes to about 27,341 US dollars, lower than the national average that reaches 29,701 US dollars. At LaPlace, people have a total of 40 work hours a week. The time invested to transport depends on where the people are located, in general, 49% take about half an hour, another 26.5% take a little more than half an hour, about 45 minutes and the other 24.6% is greater than 45 minutes.

Slidell citySlidell, is a city located in the Parish St. Tammany Parish on the southeast side, along with the northeast side of Lake Pontchartrain, just on its coast, a total of 5 km. Positioned on the corner of the southwest side of Interstate 10, 12, 59 and Highway 11. Its population in 2010 consisted of 27,068 inhabitants, some 10,050 homes, and up to 7,145 family groups. Its inhabitants are distributed in multiple different races; The city is surpassed by a majority of whites, a total of 76% are white people, another 17% are African-American, only 0.5% are native, 1.6% are Asian foreigners, other races and people belonging to more than one race, who are mixed, add a total of 5% over the total of the general population. Latinos and Hispanics, forming part of any type of race, make up 6.3%.

The offspring of its inhabitants consists of 36.3% Hispanic or Latino and African American. 12.4% are French descent, 11.1% Italian, 10.2% Irish and 5.5% English. The female population proves to be a majority, makes up 51.4% of the general population while the male population is the remaining 48.6%. The average age is 38 years. The percentage of people in marriage is 46.3%. The average number of members per family group is 3 people, where a family income is on average about $63,911. Of the total workers, 3.2% work in their homes, another 2.8% go to their jobs walking or on bicycles since the average time it takes to reach the work areas is approximately half an hour, the remaining 0.1% people use transportation.

People who are above the poverty level are 84.6% and people below the same level of poverty are 15.4%. Its altitude is 4 meters above sea level. It has an area of ​​39.4 km2, where 38.45 km2 consists of the mainland and 0.94 km2 is water in its entirety. Slidell is the city chosen as the headquarters of Textron Marine & Land Systems, a large automotive factory as well as a military contractor. This city is connected to New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and other cities by the train called Crescent Amtrak, whose station is located on Olde Towne Street; near different Slidell parks where you can play different sports, go for a walk and fish. The well-known bridge I-10 Twin Span extends for about 6 miles connecting Slidell with New Orleans above Lake Pontchartrain. Slidell also has its own airport at only 7 km on the northwest side of the city center.

The public schools of St. Tammany Parish are responsible for coordinating and supervising the Slidell schools. There are only three public schools in this city and two private schools. The climate of Slidell is subtropical of the humid type, its winters almost do not last and they are not so cold although there is the presence of precipitations; its hot summers and humid characteristic. The area is unprotected by the constant threat of hurricanes, as it does not have enough elevation to escape without damage. John William Gause was one of the first settlers in this area, next to him was his brother Wesley Gause and other people, who left North Carolina for the date of February 18, arriving in Pearlington for April 14 of 1836.

Wesley stayed with his family, Jhon instead decided to cross the Pearl River and build a house on the southwest coasts. It was when Slidell began to manifest itself by the constant construction of various facilities. He maintained the same road to go and return home from a yard where he got firewood, said the road is now known as Gause Boulevard. That same yard where I got firewood is where the street has a junction with the train tracks. His house managed to maintain itself until the decade of the 99 came to an end; however, there is a family cemetery, where his two wives rest and he right in the middle.

City founded in the year 1882 and the year 1883, while the construction of the railway was in process. Slidell called in this way to honor a politician, ambassador named John Slidell; who was hired by the Louisiana Legislature for the year 1888. The city began to grow in its industrial and economic spheres by the year 1910. The creosote oil plant was built and Fritz Salmen Brickyard, the brick producer, took place in Slidell. In addition to the construction of shipyards and sawmills. Once interstates 10, 59 and 12 were built, Slidell has become a fixed zone of passage for those seeking to cross states.

The aforementioned creosote oil plant was burned for the year 1915, where a total of 55 workers died and 3 of the firefighters also died. Then they rebuilt it on Bayou Lane, where they would be within walking distance of the fire brigade and water. However, an important source of water was contaminated by the plant and finally left in abandonment in 1986. Then the US program known as Superfund took place in that area, this program is responsible for financing the cleanup of contaminated areas. This water source was cleaned up in 1996. And that is when the Heritage Park is built, right in the same place.

Slidell had a moment in history where its population rose to three times its total population, becoming one of the most important suburbs of the city of New Orleans. This is due to multiple projects and movements of NASA in the year 1960. In Slidell is an official meteorological forecast of national level. In addition, Vesco Tennis Courts took this city as its headquarters, which is a firm that specializes in the construction of surfaces destined for sport-type installations in free areas.

Apart from this, Slidell has many annual plans for the arrival of Carnival, with multiple parades. Hurricane Katrina left the city of Slidell with a lot of damage when it passed through there in 2005, due to the fact that the moment when it approached and touched the city, it was August 29 in the morning. Several parts came to flood because the water reached more than 3 meters high, and in other areas on the south and east side, the water reached 4 meters almost 5 meters high. Fort Pike is one of the oldest historical attractions since its structure was built in the years 1819 and 1826. Fort Pike offers from a museum to a picnic area and a fort. Another attraction for tourists is the Fontainebleau Park, there is a place for swimming, windsurfing, camping.

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