commune in Nord, France

Cambrai (French pronunciation: [kɑ̃bʁɛ] (audio speaker iconlisten); Picard: Kimbré; Dutch: Kamerijk; historically in English Camerick and Camericke) is a commune in the Nord department and in the Hauts-de-France region of France on the Scheldt river, which is known locally as the Escaut river.

Coat of arms

Cambrai is not very far from several European capitals: Brussels is 108 kilometres (67 mi), Paris is 160 kilometres (99 mi) and London is 280 kilometres (170 mi).[1]


  1. "Calcul de l'orthodromie". for Paris, Lille, Douai, Valenciennes, Arras, Saint-Quentin. Distances approximate as the crow flies on Google Earth for Brussels and London. Archived from the original on 2019-05-19. Retrieved 2018-08-17.