Calais

commune in Pas-de-Calais, France

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

Calais
Port of Calais
Port of Calais
Flag of Calais
Flag
Coat of arms of Calais
Coat of arms
Location of Calais
Calais is located in France
Calais
Calais
Location in Pas-de-Calais
Calais is located in Hauts-de-France
Calais
Calais
Calais (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
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)
72,589
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Calaisiens
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (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.