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Coat of arms of Calais
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Haute-Marne
Elevation 0–18 m (0–59 ft)
Land area1 33.5 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
Population2 72,589  (2012)
 - Density 2,167/km2 (5,610/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 52193/ 52100
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°33′55″N 1°30′44″E / 50.5653°N 1.5123°E / 50.5653; 1.5123

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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