Le Caillou

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Le Caillou
Skyline of Le Caillou
Official Name: Le Caillou
Maire: Jacques Ó Dálaigh
Population (2000): 421,151 (metropolitan area)
City Proper: 183,133
Timezone: Louisiannan Daylight Time
UTC Offset: -6

Le Caillou is the capital of Les Ozarques in Louisianne. It is also the home to many of Louisianne's major corporations. The name derives from the small outcrop of rock in the river that was used as a navigational aid. Starting originally as Le Petit Roche, it changed over time to Le Caillou.

History

The date of Le Caillou's founding is not documented, but locals claim it was established around 1722 by Bernard de la Harpe, who established a trading post and worked with the local Quapa Indians.

Le Caillou was a destination for the Loire-Neuf nobility, often closer than Baton Rouge, and of much more tempered climate. It was granted capital of Les Ozarques by royal decree in 1776, a right that it maintained throughout the revolution.

Following the Summer Revolution, Le Caillou was considered as a possibility for a more northern capital, but was superceded by Paris-sur-Mizouri. This did not diminish the importance of Le Caillou, as it had already developped into an important rail link between Tejas, the NAL-SLC and Northern and Southern Louisianne.


Economy

Le Caillou is headquarters of several companies including Credit Louisiannais, Chemins de Fer Louisiannais, and others. Its skyline is noted for the Grand Emeraude, the skyscraper housing Falgoux & Sons, the most notable of Louisiannan investment firms.

Culture

The rock band Evanouir hails from Le Caillou. It became famous for its 2003 singles "Mon Immortel" and "Revive-moi".

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