recent Census count confirms that Biloxi remains the second largest city in
Harrison County and is the third largest in the State of Mississippi.
Zone: Biloxi is in
the central time zone. When it is noon in New York City; it is 11:00 AM in
Biloxi is 37 miles west of Mobile, Alabama and 90 miles east of New Orleans
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
Year's Day Jan. 1
Day 3rd Mon. in Jan. every 4 years
Leeís birthday, 3rd Monday in January
Gras Day, Shrove Tuesday (varies)
Day last Mon. in May
Jefferson Davisís birthday.
Day July 4
1st Mon. in Sept.
Day Nov. 11
Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.
Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25
Year's Eve Dec. 31.
in the United States
the U.S. Customs Service (inquiries, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20229
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.
Fire , Police (Phone: 911).
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.
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
restaurants, a 15% tip is standard for waiters; up to 20% may be expected at
more expensive establishments.
country code for the United States is 1. The area code for Biloxi is 228.
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.
& Operator Information
For assistance from an operator, dial "0". To get a local or national telephone
number, dial 411
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.
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.