Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
City
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
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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)
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • City71,993
 • Density1,711.8/sq mi (660.9/km2)
 • Urban132,977
 • Metro194,138
Demonym(s)Lake Charlesian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
ZIP Codes70601, 70602, 70605, 70606, 70607, 70609, 70615, 70616, 70629
Area Code337
Websitewww.cityoflakecharles.com

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 into Lake Charles March 16, 1867. The city was founded by and named for Charles Sallier.

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References[change | change source]

  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.

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