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The Maple City

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The population of La Porte is approximately 21,507 (1990), 22053 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,135 (1990), 8962 (2010).

The amount of land area in La Porte is 29.209 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.847 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Porte to Washington DC is 564 miles. The distance to the Indiana state capital is 130 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Porte is positioned 41.60 degrees north of the equator and 86.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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La Porte location: in northwest Indiana

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La Porte history:

Known as the Maple City, for its trees. La Porte is the County seat of La Porte (French for The Door, compare with Door County, Wisconsin) County. It was named for a break in the forest atop the Valparaiso Terminal Moraine, where the glacier that scoured the Lake Michigan basin stopped, and through which settlers passed westward into the Calumet River valley, the route from the south being blocked by the Grand Kankakee Marsh (now drained).
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