|"Census-designated place & "unincorporated community|
|Elevation||0 ft (0.0 m)|
|Area||1.628 sq mi (4.2 km2)|
|- land||1.003 sq mi (3 km2)|
|- water||0.625 sq mi (2 km2), 38.39%|
|Density||124.1/sq mi (47.9/km2)|
|- summer (DST)||"CDT ("UTC-5)|
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Venice is an "unincorporated community and "census-designated place in "Plaquemines Parish, "Louisiana, United States. As of the "2010 census, its population was 202. It is 77 miles south of "New Orleans on the west bank of the "Mississippi River at . It is the last community down the Mississippi accessible by automobile, and it is the southern terminus of the "Great River Road. This has earned the town the nickname "The end of the world." The "ZIP code for Venice 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.
In 2000, a deck hand on a "shrimp boat was accused of the murder of his captain, whose body was discovered a few days after a storm on the "Gulf of Mexico. The media, including newspapers in the city, discovered that the man had been coerced into making a false confession, and he was eventually acquitted.
Venice was almost completely destroyed by "Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, significant reconstruction, reopening, and reoccupation has taken place. The high bridge leading to Venice was not destroyed during the hurricane.
Venice is located along the west bank of the "Mississippi River at 29°16′37″N, 89°21′17″W. It has an area of 1.628 miles (2.620 km), of which 1.003 miles (1.614 km) is land and 0.625 miles (1.006 km) is water.
Local industries include commercial and sport fishing, as well as service and transport for off-shore "petroleum platforms.
"Plaquemines Parish School Board operates the public schools of the parish.
It is served by Boothville-Venice Elementary School in Boothville and "South Plaquemines High School in "Buras. Prior to 2005 Boothville-Venice High School (PreK-12) served the community, but "Hurricane Katrina damaged the original building.
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