Biloxi, Mississippi



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Biloxi, Mississippi
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Facts

Population : 53,403
The recent Census count confirms that Biloxi remains the second largest city in Harrison County and is the third largest in the State of Mississippi.


Time Zone:
Biloxi is in the central time zone. When it is noon in New York City; it is 11:00 AM in Biloxi.

Elevation:
22 feet

Location
: Biloxi is 37 miles west of Mobile, Alabama and 90 miles east of New Orleans

Business Hours

Banks are usually open weekdays 9 to 3 and some Saturday mornings; the post office from 8 to 5 weekdays and often on Saturday mornings. Shops in urban and suburban areas, particularly in indoor and strip malls, typically open at 9 or 10 daily and stay open until anywhere from 6 to 10 PM on weekdays and Saturdays, and until 5 or 6 on Sundays.


Holidays

New Year's Day Jan. 1
Inauguration Day 3rd Mon. in Jan. every 4 years
Robert E. Leeís birthday, 3rd Monday in January
Mardi Gras Day, Shrove Tuesday (varies)
Good Friday (varies)
Memorial Day last Mon. in May
June 1st Jefferson Davisís birthday.
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day 1st Mon. in Sept.
Veterans Day Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25
New Year's Eve Dec. 31.


Customs & Duties
Arriving in the United States

Contact the U.S. Customs Service (inquiries, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20229


Electricity

The U.S. electrical standard is 110 volts/60 cycles AC. Visitors from other countries, traveling with dual-voltage appliances will not need a converter, but they will need a plug adapter. The standard U.S. electrical outlet takes a plug of two flat pins set parallel to one another.


Emergencies
Ambulance
, Fire , Police (Phone: 911).

Mail

Every address in the United States belongs to a specific zip-code district, and each zip code has five digits. Some addresses include a second sequence of four numbers following the first five numbers, but although this speeds mail delivery for large organizations, it is not necessary to use it.


Money
ATMs

As with most of the US, credit and debit cards are accepted at the vast majority of shops, sit-down restaurants, and accommodations in and around Biloxi. Banks, as well as convenience stores, grocery stores, and hotel lobbies with ATMs are easy to find.


Tax:
Tipping

At restaurants, a 15% tip is standard for waiters; up to 20% may be expected at more expensive establishments.


Telephones

The country code for the United States is 1. The area code for Biloxi is 228.
All U.S. telephone numbers consist of 10 digits - the three-digit area code, followed by a seven-digit local number. If you're calling a number from another area-code region, dial "1" then all 10 digits. For calls within the same local calling area, just dial the seven-digit number.


Directory & Operator Information

For assistance from an operator, dial "0". To get a local or national telephone number, dial 411


International Calls

International calls can be direct-dialed from most phones; dial 011, followed by the country code and then the local number (the front pages of many local telephone directories include a list of overseas country codes). To have an operator assist you, dial "0" and ask for the overseas operator.


Age Limits:
You must be 21 years of age to enter a casino in Louisiana. You must be 21 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages in Louisiana.

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