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The beautiful city of Westwego is located in the beautiful southern state of Louisiana. The beautiful state of Louisiana is located in the South of United States of America and borders the State of Texas, which falls on its west. Almost half of the land of the State of Louisiana is a product of the magnanimous Mississippi River. The State owes the rich soil and fertile land to the river which has influenced the area for eons. Other than that, the culture of the state is a mixture or French, African and Spanish cultures. This variety of culture can be seen in almost all the cities of Louisiana. Westwego is one such city where cultures come alive.
The total land area of Westwego is 3.6 square miles of which 3.2 consists of land whereas the rest 0.4 square miles is water which makes up about 11.11 % of the total land area. The total population of the city as per the census of 2000 was 10,763 which fell to 10,098 people as per the estimates of 2008 which means that the population of the city has seen a - 6.2 % growth rate. Almost 72.9 % of the total population is formed by non Hispanic Whites whereas Blacks from about 20 % of the total population and with that the biggest minority as well. For a city in any southern state, the weather of Westwego is pretty pleasant. July and August are the hottest months when the temperature hovers around 84 ? F. The rate of precipitation is highest in July and August when it reaches almost 7 inches annually whereas it drops down to 3 inches in the month of October. However, October receives sunshine almost 68 % of the time which is higher than any other month. Winters are short and relatively cool, extending from October to March when the average temperature falls below 40 ? F. Being near the coastal line, the city is well connected with the rest of the state as well as the outside world.
The city of Westwego got its name due to the fact that, on the Mississippi River it was an important crossing point. Just like any other great river side cities, Westwego started off as a small river side settlement which swelled to be what it is today, a great city with beautiful, hospitable people and has a lot to offer. The westward movement, which started in the 1800s, was when the city was actually born. The name of the city, Westwego, is the modification of what people said, during the 1800s when they were asked where they were going and they would say 'west we go'. Today it has become the name of the city Westwego. Today it is an important tourist destination with a weekly farmers market which is held on Sala Avenue which offers lots of entertainment, food and local bands. This is the time of the year when all the colors of the local culture come in. There is a little bit of Afro American culture, and a little bit of Hispanic culture along with a thick concentration of French! You pack it all together and voila! You have the beautiful culture of not only the city of Westwego but also the rest of the State of Louisiana.
For the local citizens of the city of Westwego, it is a great place to live for the crime rate is below than the national average of 320 % per year and climate is just perfect for a Costal City in the Southern States. Four tourists, however, this place is a paradise! It is a heaven for history maniacs and an absolute treat for the culture lovers who enjoy the dynamics and diversity and appreciate the difference of opinion and lifestyle. The Live Oak Branch and Crystal Bleau Entertainment are two of the fantabulous places which cater to the needs of the locals' as well as tourists need for more and better cultural exposure and closure with the local environment. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is a famous monument and holds great deal of tourist attraction. Westwood and Wego Shopping Center together make an exciting shopping experience.
If it sights that you are interested in, or shopping gets the best of you or are a history nerd or are interested in the dynamics of culture, Westwego is the place for you. This is the place where many a cultures come to life and one begins to truly enjoy the beauty of difference and the need of diversity. If you have not had the chance to visit the city yet, you better do it now. Grab your Westwego tickets pronto!