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Subprefecture and commune
Port of Calais
Port of Calais
Flag of Calais
Coat of arms of Calais
Coat of arms
Calais is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Calais is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 1°51′23″E / 50.9480555555556°N 1.8563888888889°E / 50.9480555555556; 1.8563888888889Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 1°51′23″E / 50.9480555555556°N 1.8563888888889°E / 50.9480555555556; 1.8563888888889
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Calais-1, 2 and 3
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Natacha Bouchart (LP)
Area1 33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 72,589
 • Density 2,167/km2 (5,612/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Calaisiens
Time zone CET (UTC+01) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62193 /62100
Elevation 0–18 m (0–59 ft)
Website Town; Port

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.

Calais is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in north France. It is an important ferry port opposite Dover. About 73,000 people live there.