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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameCalcasieu Parish
SeatLake Charles
Largest cityLake Charles
US Area
Total Area1094 sq mi (2833.5 km2)
Land Area1071 sq mi (2773.9 km2)
Water Area23 sq mi (59.6 km2)
Population183577 (2000)
Density66/km2 (171/sq mi)
Named forAtakapa word for crying eagle
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Calcasieu Parish[p] ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Lake Charles. As of 2000, the parish population was 183,577. Calcasieu Parish is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 193,568 as well as the Lake Charles - Jennings Combined Statistical Area with a population of 225,003.

Calcasieu Parish was created March 24, 1840, from the parish of Saint Landry, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1807. The original parish seat was chosen as Comasaque Bluff, that was east of the river and later called Marsh Bayou Bluff. On December 8, 1840, the seat of justice was named Marion. Jacob Ryan was successful, in 1852, in having the parish seat moved from Marion to the east bank of Lake Charles. As the population in this area grew over the years, the original Calcasieu Parish has since been divided into five smaller parishes. The original area of Calcasieu Parish is called Imperial Calcasieu.

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