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Lake Charles

About Lake Charles

73,474 in city
225,235 in metro
110 km² (42 mi²)
3.9624 m
Lake Charles is an industrial city in southwest Louisiana, located 60 miles east of Beaumont and 210 miles west of New Orleans. It grew out of a logging settlement settled in 1852. It became a city in 1904, and is the seat of Calcascieu Parish. Lake Charles is the fourth-largest inland port and the largest rice-exporting port in the nation. Much of its industry revolves around chemicals and processing the region's rich resources of oil, natural gas, and sulfur.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
86 All Buildings

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 L'Auberge Du Lac Hotel & Casino 343 ft 2005
2 Capital One Bank Tower 314 ft 1984
3 Golden Nugget Lake Charles 288 ft 2014
4 Lake Charles City Hall 138 ft 1949
5 Charleston Business Center 138 ft 1929