Metairie is a suburb of New Orleans located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana and is a major part of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. Metairie is the largest community in Jefferson Parish. It is an area that would be the state's fourth-largest city if it were incorporated. The zip codes that serve the community are 70001-70006.

Métairie is the French term for a small tenant farm which paid the landlord with a share of the produce (sharecropping). In the 1760s, many of the original French farmers were tenants; after the American Civil War, the majority of the community's inhabitants were sharecroppers until urbanization started in the 1910s.

Metairie is located in eastern Jefferson Parish and its boundaries include New Orleans to the east, Kenner to the west, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, and Airline Highway to the south. The 17th Street Canal, which separates Lakeview New Orleans from Metairie forms the border between Metairie and New Orleans to the east. The I-10 runs east-west through Metairie. Another feature of Metairie is the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which is a 24 mile bridge, as a result has earned the title, the world's longest bridge. The Causeway Bridge connects Metairie to Covington, Mandeville and Madisonville which are the towns on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain.


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