Venice, Louisiana


Venice, Louisiana

Geobox Town
name = Venice
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category = Unincorporated community


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country = United States
state = Louisiana
region = Plaquemines
region_type = Parish
area_imperial = 2.6
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area_percentage_round = 2
area_round = 1
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lat_d = 29
lat_m = 16
lat_s = 37
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long_d = 89
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long_s = 17
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population_as_of = 2000
population = 460
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timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
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Venice is an unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is 75 miles south of New Orleans on the west bank of the Mississippi River at coord|29|16|37|N|89|21|17|W|. It is the last community down the Mississippi accessible by automobile, and is the southern terminus of the Great River Road. This has earned the town the nickname, "The end of the world". The postal ZIP code for Venice, Louisiana is 70091.

In 2001 the combined population for Venice and the neighboring communities of Orchard (often considered a part of Venice) and Boothville, Louisiana was about 2740 people, with about 975 families. About 460 of those people lived in Venice.

Venice has a diverse variety of fish. It is known as the starting point many doing offshore fishing, who then head to Port Eads. Its main offshore rival is nearby Grand Isle, Louisiana.

History

Venice was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Some rebuilding, reopening, and reoccupation has taken place since.

The high bridge leading to Venice was not destroyed during the hurricane.

Geography

Venice is located along the west bank of the Mississippi River at 29°16′37″N, 89°21′17″W.

Industry

Local industries include commercial & sport fishing, and service & transport for off-shore petroleum platforms.

External links

* [http://users.stlcc.edu/jangert/venice/venice.html Pictorial tour and driving information about Venice and nearby towns] .
* Louisiana road map of major roads: [http://www.louisiana-map.org/louisiana-road-map.gifLA-roadmap] .


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