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
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Calcasieu
Founded March 7, 1861 as Charleston
Renamed March 16, 1867 as Lake Charles
Founded by Charles Sallier
Named for Charles Sallier
Government
 • Mayor Randy Roach (D)
 • City Council[1]
Area
 • City 44.8 sq mi (116 km2)
 • Land 42.1 sq mi (109 km2)
 • Water 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 71,993
 • Density 1,711.8/sq mi (660.9/km2)
 • Urban 132,977
 • Metro 194,138
Demonym(s) Lake Charlesian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 70601, 70602, 70605, 70606, 70607, 70609, 70615, 70616, 70629
Area Code 337
Website www.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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  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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