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City of Lake Charles
Nickname(s): 
Location of Louisiana in USA
Location of Louisiana in USA
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
 • MayorNick Hunter (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
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CST)
ZIP Codes
70601, 70602, 70605, 70606, 70607, 70609, 70615, 70616, 70629
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 to Lake Charles on March 16, 1867. The city was founded by and named for Charles Sallier.

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