Arras

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Arras
Place des Héros
Place des Héros
Coat of arms of Arras
Coat of arms
Arras is located in France
Arras
Arras
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Arras is located in Hauts-de-France
Arras
Arras
Coordinates: 50°17′23″N 2°46′51″E / 50.2897°N 2.7808°E / 50.2897; 2.7808Coordinates: 50°17′23″N 2°46′51″E / 50.2897°N 2.7808°E / 50.2897; 2.7808
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
IntercommunalityArras
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Leturque
Area111.63 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population (2012)241,239
 • Density3,500/km2 (9,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62041 /62000
Elevation52–99 m (171–325 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Arras (French pronunciation: ​[aʁɑːs]; Dutch: Atrecht) is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

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