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Quiz: New Orleans Geography

Updated on December 26, 2014
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Louisiana has many unique sites and interesting places to visit. Yvonne enjoys sharing her knowledge of local history, customs and events.

Lake Pontchartrain with New Orleans on the South Shore and Covington, Hammond and Slidell on the North Shore.
Lake Pontchartrain with New Orleans on the South Shore and Covington, Hammond and Slidell on the North Shore.

How well do you know the places in and around New Orleans?

Can you locate the following places in and around New Orleans?

Hint: You may need a basic knowledge of the native New Orleans dialect.

This quiz was formulated by a native of New Orleans in the language and history of the people of New Orleans, so all of the answers may not exactly match the 1980 New Orleans City Planning Commission's 13 planning districts.

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Can You Identify These Places?


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New Orleans Skyline

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How Did You Do Poll

Do you know your way around New Orleans?

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Uptown New Orleans Rain

Majestic ancient live oak trees cover the Uptown parks and yards.
Majestic ancient live oak trees cover the Uptown parks and yards. | Source

Do you recognize these popular Uptown New Orleans places?

Adubon Lagoon

The lovely lagoon in Audubon Park is Uptown.
The lovely lagoon in Audubon Park is Uptown. | Source

Benny Grunch created many humorous songs about New Orleans life and places. Ain't Dere No More takes you through all the popular places that we grew up with that aren't there anymore.

Benny Grunch and the Bunch - Ain't Dere No More

New Orleans

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Starry Night Lake Front

The seawall runs along the Lake Front of Lake Pontchartrain on the South Shore (New Orleans).
The seawall runs along the Lake Front of Lake Pontchartrain on the South Shore (New Orleans). | Source

Benny Grunch and the Bunch take you on a tour of some of the places in New Orleans with the humorous 12 Yats of Christmas.

12 Yats of Christmas

North Shore Sights

Tchefuncte River is lined with cypress trees. It runs from north of Folsom through Covington all the way to Lake Pontchartrain.
Tchefuncte River is lined with cypress trees. It runs from north of Folsom through Covington all the way to Lake Pontchartrain. | Source

The peaceful, quiet country atmosphere of the North Shore, near Covington, is a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of New Orleans.

Peter Hammond's Oak

Peter Hammond founded the town of Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish.
Peter Hammond founded the town of Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish. | Source

North Shore

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Covington, Louisiana
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