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Calais
Commune an toun
Port o Calais

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Calais is located in Pas-de-Calais
Calais
Calais
Location in Pas-de-Calais
Calais is located in France
Calais
Calais
Location in Fraunce
Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 1°51′23″E / 50.94806°N 1.85639°E / 50.94806; 1.85639
Kintra  Fraunce
Region Nord-Pas de Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
Government
 • Mayor [atacha Bouchart (UMP)
Area
 • Total 33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 74,817
Demonym Calaisiens
Time zone CET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02) (UTC)
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Calais (French pronunciation: [ka'lɛ]; in English usually /ˈkæleɪ/ CAL-ay, traditionally /ˈkælɨs/; Dutch: Kales) is a toun an major ferry port in Northren Fraunce in the depairtment o Pas-de-Calais, o which it is a sub-prefectur. Although Calais is bi far the lairgest ceety in Pas-de-Calais, the depairtment's caipital is its third-lairgest ceety o Arras. The population o the metropolitan aurie at the 1999 census wis 125,584. Calais owerleuks the Strait o Dover, the narroaest point in the Inglis Channel, which is anerlie 34 km (21 mi) wide here, an is the closest French toun tae Ingland. The White Cliffs o Dover can easily be seen on a clear day frae Calais. Calais is a major port for ferries atween Fraunce an Ingland, an since 1994 the Channel Tunnel haes linkit tae nearbu Coquelles frae Folkestone bi rail.

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  1. "Cities Twinned with Duisburg". 2009 Duisberg City Council. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  2. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District". © 2009 Twins2010.com. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  3. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 

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