Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
City of Lake Charles
Clockwise frae left: Ceety centre skyline; Golden Nugget Casino; L'Auberge du Lac Casino; Israel LaFleur Bridge; McNeese State University entrance plaza.
Clockwise frae left: Ceety centre skyline; Golden Nugget Casino; L'Auberge du Lac Casino; Israel LaFleur Bridge; McNeese State University entrance plaza.
Eik-name(s): 
The Lake Area, Lake "Chuck"
Lake Charles, Louisiana is locatit in Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Location o Lake Charles in Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana is locatit in the US
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana (the US)
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[1]
Kintra United States
State Louisiana
PairishCalcasieu
FoonditMairch 7, 1861 as Charleston
RenamedMairch 16, 1867 as Lake Charles
Foondit biCharles Sallier
Named forCharles Sallier
Govrenment
 • MayorNicholas E. "Nic" Hunter
 • Ceety Cooncil[2]
Area
 • Ceety116.30 km2 (44.90 sq mi)
 • Land109.08 km2 (42.12 sq mi)
 • Water7.22 km2 (2.79 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Ceety71,993
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
76,848
 • Density704.48/km2 (1,824.59/sq mi)
 • 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
Aurie Code337
FIPS code22-41155
Wabsteidwww.cityoflakecharles.com

Lake Charles (French: Lac Charles) is the fift-lairgest incorporatit ceety in the U.S. state o Louisiana, locatit on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, an the Calcasieu River.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. "City of Lake Charles". www.cityoflakecharles.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.