Facts About Coeur d’Alene
The city of Coeur D’Alene was originally inhabited by an Indian tribe called Coeur d’Alene. the tribe was named by the French Canadian fur traders in reference to their tough trading practices.
Coeur d’Alene is a French word that means the heart of the awl.
Coeur d’Alene is located at 47°41′34″N 116°46′48″W, at an elevation of 2,180 ft above sea level.
The city has a total area of 16.08 square miles, of which 15.57 square miles is land and 0.51 square miles is water.
In 2020, the United States Census Bureau estimated the city’s population at 53,354.
Coeur d’Alene has one sister city, the Canadian city of Cranbrook, British Columbia.
The city is the healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, media, and recreation centre for northern Idaho.
Coeur d’Alene is known as the “Lake City,” or simply called by its initials, “CDA.”
The Coeur d’Alene people called themselves by the autonym Schitsu’umsh in Coeur d’Alene, one of the Salishan languages, meaning “The Discovered People” or “Those Who Are Found Here.”
Coeur d’Alene is the biggest city in Kootenai County, Idaho.