Calais

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Calais
Port of Calais
Port of Calais
Flag of Calais
Flag
Coat of arms of Calais
Coat of arms
Calais is located in France
Calais
Calais
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Calais is located in Hauts-de-France
Calais
Calais
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
CantonCalais-1, 2 and 3
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Natacha Bouchart (LP)
Area
1
33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
72,589
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Calaisiens
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET (UTC+01))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62193 /62100
Elevation0–18 m (0–59 ft)
WebsiteTown; 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.