Calais

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Calais
Commune an toun
Port o Calais
Port o Calais
Banner o Calais
Banner
Coat of airms o Calais
Coat airms
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Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 1°51′23″E / 50.94806°N 1.85639°E / 50.94806; 1.85639
Kintra Fraunce
RegionNord-Pas de Calais
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
Govrenment
 • Mayor[atacha Bouchart (UMP)
Area
 • Total33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total74,817
Demonym(s)Calaisiens
Time zoneCET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+02)
WebsiteWebsite
INSEE

Calais (French pronunciation: ​[ka'lɛ]; in Inglis uisually /ˈkæleɪ/ CAL-ay, tradeetionally /ˈkælɨs/; Dutch: Kales) is a toun an muckle ferry port in Northren Fraunce i the depairtment o Pas-de-Calais, o whilk it is a sub-prefectur. In aulder Scots scrievin it wis cried Calice. Calais is the mucklest toun in Pas-de-Calais, awtho the depairtment's caipital is its third-mucklest toun o Arras. Thair wis 125,584 indwallers i the metropolitan area at the census o 1999. Calais owerleuks the Strait o Dover, the maist nairra pynt o the Inglis Channel, whilk is jist 34 km (21 mi) wide here, an is the closest French toun tae Ingland. The White Cliffs o Dover can easy be seen on a bricht day frae Calais. Calais is a muckle port fir ferries atween Fraunce an Ingland, an syne 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. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  2. "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 2 October 2010. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)
  3. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 27 Julie 2009.

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