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Calais
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Coat of arms of Calais
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Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haute-Marne
Area
1
33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
72,589
 • Density 2,167/km2 (5,612/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
52193 /52100
Elevation 0–18 m (0–59 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Calais is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the north of France. It is an important ferry port situated opposite Dover. About 73,000 people live there.

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