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Lake Charles, Louisiana

parish seat of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States

Lake Charles is the largest city in the southwest Louisiana. it is the second-largest city in the Acadiana. it is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. States of Louisiana. The actual population is almost 72,000. The city was founded as Charleston, March 7, 1861. The name was changed to Lake Charles on March 16, 1867. The city was founded by and named for Charles Sallier.

Lake Charles, Louisiana
City of Lake Charles
Clockwise from left: Downtown Lake Charles; Lakefront Promenade; I-210 Bridge over the Calcasieu River; McNeese State University entrance plaza
Clockwise from left: Downtown Lake Charles; Lakefront Promenade; I-210 Bridge over the Calcasieu River; McNeese State University entrance plaza
Nickname(s): 
The Lake Area
Location of Louisiana in USA
Location of Louisiana in USA
Lake Charles, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Location of Lake Charles in Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°12′53″N 93°12′31″W / 30.21472°N 93.20861°W / 30.21472; -93.20861Coordinates: 30°12′53″N 93°12′31″W / 30.21472°N 93.20861°W / 30.21472; -93.20861
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishCalcasieu
FoundedMarch 7, 1861 as Charleston
RenamedMarch 16, 1867 as Lake Charles
Founded byCharles Sallier
Named forCharles Sallier
Government
 • MayorRandy Roach (D)
 • City Council[1]
Area
 • City44.8 sq mi (116 km2)
 • Land42.1 sq mi (109 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
Elevation
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City71,993
 • Density1,711.8/sq mi (660.9/km2)
 • Urban
132,977
 • Metro
194,138
Demonym(s)Lake Charlesian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
ZIP Codes
70601, 70602, 70605, 70606, 70607, 70609, 70615, 70616, 70629
Area Code337
Websitewww.cityoflakecharles.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "City of Lake Charles". www.cityoflakecharles.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. "Perpignan, France". Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. "Sioux City, Iowa". Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  4. "Cobh, Ireland". Retrieved 14 April 2014.