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Commune an toun
Port o Calais
Port o Calais
Banner o Calais
Coat of airms o Calais
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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
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
 • Mayor[atacha Bouchart (UMP)
 • Total33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
 • Total74,817
Time zoneCET (UTC+01)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+02)

Calais (French pronunciation: ​[ka'lɛ]; in Inglis uisually /ˈkæleɪ/ CAL-ay, tradeetionally /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. Awtho 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 pynt 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 easy be seen on a clear day frae Calais. Calais is a major port for 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 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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