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Place des Héros
Coat of arms of Arras
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Intercommunality Arras
Mayor Frédéric Leturque
Elevation 52–99 m (171–325 ft)
(avg. 72 m or 236 ft*)
Land area1 11.63 km2 (4.49 sq mi)
Population2 41,239  (2012)
 - Density 3,546/km2 (9,180/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62041/ 62000
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.

Coordinates: 50°17′23″N 2°46′51″E / 50.2897°N 2.7808°E / 50.2897; 2.7808

Arras (French pronunciation: [aʁɑːs]; Dutch: Atrecht) is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region.

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