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ID: 7013856
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lake Charles (inhabited place)  Lake Charles (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 13 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.2167  decimal degrees
Long: 093 13 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -93.2167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Calcasieu River in SW Louisiana; in 1880s flourished as lumber industrial center specializing in pine; port situated on a deepwater channel connects to Gulf of Mexico; among nation's leading petrochemical producers.

Names:
Lake Charles (preferred,C,V)
Charlestown (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Louisiana (state)  ............  Louisiana (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Calcasieu (parish (political))  ................  Calcasieu (parish (political)) (P)
Hierarchy of Lake Charles (inhabited place)  ....................  Lake Charles (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Charles Sallier in 1781
city (C)
county seat (C)
port (C)  ............  ships cotton, sugar & rice
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for chemicals & rubber
industrial center (C)  ............  for sulfur, oil deposits & oil refineries
agricultural center (C)  ............  noted as leading rice-growing center in nation
mill center (C)  ............  for lumber
educational center (C)  ............  home of McNeese State University

Sources and Contributors:
Charlestown..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009141
Lake Charles..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 108
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009141
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 643
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 108
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS22009141
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 643
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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