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Lake Charles,

city (1990 pop. 70,580), seat of Calcasieu parish, SW La.; inc. 1867. It is located on Lake Charles at the mouth of the Calcasieu River in a rice, timber, oil, and natural gas region. The city is an important producer of petrochemicals and has a variety of manufactures, including machinery, concrete, transportation and oil-field equipment, food products, barges, and tugboats. There are also petroleum refineries and riverboat casinos, as well as fishing for crawfish, shrimp, and crabs. Lake Charles is an important deepwater port and port of entry. A 30-mi-long (48-km) channel connects it with the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal WaterwayIntracoastal Waterway,
c.3,000 mi (4,827 km) long, partly natural, partly artificial, providing sheltered passage for commercial and leisure boats along the U.S. Atlantic coast from Boston, Mass. to Key West, S Fla., and along the Gulf of Mexico coast from Apalachee Bay, NW Fla.
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. Petroleum products, chemicals, rice, and cotton are shipped from the port. In the city is McNeese State Univ. The city suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Rita in 2005 and from Hurricane Laura in 2020.
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Lake Charles

 

a city in the southern USA, in the state of Louisiana. A port on the Calcasieu River. Located near the Gulf of Mexico, with which it is linked by the Intracoastal Waterway. Population, 78,000 (1970; 145,400 including the suburbs). Extraction industry employs 1,500 people, and manufacturing employs 9,000 (1969). Sulfur, petroleum, and sodium chloride are extracted. The city has chemical, oil-refining, and wood-pulp factories, as well as sawmills. Petroleum products, sulfur, cotton, rice, and sugar are among the city’s exports.

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