Category:Lake Charles metropolitan area
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English: The Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in the Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana that covers two parishes - Calcasieu and Cameron. According to a 2009 Census estimate, the MSA had a population of 194,138. It is also part of the larger Lake Charles-Jennings Combined Statistical Area which has a population of 225,003. Metropolitan Lake Charles, the principal city, is commonly referred to as the Lake Area.