Calais (French) n a port in N France, on the Strait of Dover: the nearest French port to England; belonged to England 1347--1558. Pop.: 75309 (1990)
n a region of N France, on the Straits of Dover (the Pas de Calais): coal-mining, textile, and metallurgical industries
n a department of N France, in Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, on the Straits of Dover (the Pas de Calais): the part of France closest to the British Isles. Capital: Arras. Pop.: 1438000 (1995). Area: 6752 sq. km (2633 sq. miles)
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