Site and Situation are two ways that a place can be described. As an example, the site of the city of New Orleans is
the left bank of the Mississippi River between the river and the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Its site is also
upriver from the famous Mississippi River Delta at roughly 30 degrees north latitude and 90 degrees west longitude.
New Orleans is adjacent to the natural levee, and parts of the city are actually below sea level. The situation of New
Orleans, on the other hand, is that of a world-class seaport. It derives its importance from the fact that the
Mississippi River and its tributaries, such as the Missouri and Ohio, drain much of the midcontinent. Since its
inception in 1719, the situation of New Orleans has made it a significant entrepot.
Explain the difference between SITE and SITUATION and describe both as they pertain to your home town or city.
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