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Pas-de-Calais (Department, France)

Last modified: 2005-03-05 by ivan sache
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[General Council Pas de Calais]by Philippe-Pierre Darras

Flag of the General Council of Pas-de-Calais

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Administrative data

Code: 62
Region: Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Traditional provinces: Artois, Picardie
Bordering departments: Nord, Somme

Area: 6,671 km2
Population (1995): 1,438,000 inhabitants

Préfecture: Arras
Sous-préfectures: Béthune, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Lens, Montreuil, Saint-Omer
Subdivisions: 7 arrondissements, 67 cantons, 898 communes.

The department is named after the strait (Pas) of Calais.