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Pas-de-Calais

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Pas-de-Calais
Coat of Arms du Pas-de-Calais
Details
Information
Number62
RegionNord-Pas-de-Calais
PrefectureArras
SubprefecturesBéthune
Boulogne-sur-Mer
Calais
Lens
Montreuil-sur-Mer
Saint-Omer
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 5th
1,441,568
216 /kmò
Area6,671 kmò;
Arrondissementss7
Cantons77
Communes894
President of the
general council
Roland Huguet
Location
Location of du Pas-de-Calais in France

Pas-de-Calais is a département of northern France.

Table of contents
1 Administration
2 History
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 Demographics
6 Culture
7 Miscellaneous topics
8 External links

Administration

Pas-de-Calais constitutes, along with the neighbouring département of Nord, the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

History

Pas-de-Calais was created in 1790 out of the former provinces of the coastal Boulonnais and Artois to the east.

Some of the costliest battles of World War I were fought here. At Vimy Ridge is Canada's most important memorial to its fallen soldiers.

Geography

Its principal towns are, on the coast, Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer, and in Artois, Lens, Liévin, Arras and Saint-Omer.

Some of the municipalities of the department include: Annay-sous-Lens, Aubigny-en-Artois, Audruicq, Barlin, Bénifontaine, Bertincourt, Bourthes, Cambrin, Carency, Cauchy-à-la-Tour, Croisilles, Dainville, Desvres, Divion, Dourges, Douvrin, Équihen-Plage, Fauquembergues, Fruges, Givenchy en Gohelle.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Miscellaneous topics

External links

Cities > 10,000 inhabitants




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