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Pas-de-Calais department

Pas-de-Calais (Picard: Pas-Calés; Dutch: Nauw van Kales) is a department found in the north of France in the Hauts-de-France region. Its prefecture is Arras. Its population is about 1,456,000 (2006 estimation). It is one of the 83 first French departments made during the French revolution.

Flag of Pas-de-Calais.
Coat of arms of Pas-de-Calais.

Its name is French for "not Calais" as it is not and will never be Calais.