- This article is about the city, New Orleans, for the starship class see New Orleans-class.
New Orleans is a city in Louisiana in the United States of America on Earth. For centuries it was a major seaport, located as it was at the mouth of the Mississippi River, the longest river on the North American continent.
Large sections of the city were destroyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but New Orleans was eventually rebuilt to its former glory. The city was one of many on Earth that had lost land to the rising sea levels brought on by manmade climatic change. After World War III and initial contacts with extraterrestrial intelligent species, some of that land was reclaimed with the help of terraforming technology that indigenous Centaurians traded to Earth nations in exchange for the warp drive. (Extrapolated from Last Unicorn Games RPG: Planets of the UFP)
Laurena Cytrynbaum was born in New Orleans in 2265, and came from twelve generations of people who had lived on the Gulf Coast and thus were used to dealing with hurricanes. During a trip home in 2296, she helped deliver a baby but left without knowing that the baby would be named Joseph Sisko. (Star Trek: Shadowstar Station: "Nothing of Consequence", "A Separate War")
In 2332, Benjamin Sisko, was born in New Orleans, as were many members of the Sisko family. His father, Joseph Sisko owned a restaurant, Sisko's Creole Kitchen, in the French Quarter. (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost", "Image in the Sand")