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Greater New Orleans
The bulk of the City of New Orleans proper, as well as many major suburbs, are an area known as the "East Bank", as it is on the side of the Mississippi River with the Eastern half of the United States. (Due to its twists, the river divides the metro area closer to north/south geographically than east/west.)
Other East bank suburbs include Kenner (site of the area's main airport, Louis Armstrong International Airport), Jefferson, Harahan, and the other portions of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana on that side of the river.
Across the Mississippi, Algiers is legally part of the city of New Orleans, but has long maintained an element of separate identity.
Other communities around Lake Pontchartrain have become homes for commuters who work in New Orleans since the construction of the Interstate Highways and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bisecting the center of the lake.
The other communities are located in the parishes of Saint Charles, Saint James, and Saint John the Baptist. Some of these other communities considered to be within the Greater New Orleans include La Place, Reserve, Violet.
- East Jefferson Online Community - Includes current events, history and organizational information.
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