Arrondissement of Calais

The Arrondissement of Calais is an arrondissement of France in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region. It has 52 communes.[1] Its population is 158,492 (2016), and its area is 593.4 km2 (229.1 sq mi).[2]

Calais
Location within the region Hauts-de-France
Location within the region Hauts-de-France
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
No. of communes52
SubprefectureCalais
Area
 • Total593.4 km2 (229.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total158,492
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
INSEE code626

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Calais, and their INSEE codes, are:[1]

  1. Alembon (62020)
  2. Andres (62031)
  3. Ardres (62038)
  4. Les Attaques (62043)
  5. Audruicq (62057)
  6. Autingues (62059)
  7. Bainghen (62076)
  8. Balinghem (62078)
  9. Bonningues-lès-Calais (62156)
  10. Bouquehault (62161)
  11. Boursin (62167)
  12. Brêmes (62174)
  13. Caffiers (62191)
  14. Calais (62193)
  15. Campagne-lès-Guines (62203)
  16. Coquelles (62239)
  17. Coulogne (62244)
  18. Escalles (62307)
  19. Fiennes (62334)
  20. Fréthun (62360)
  21. Guemps (62393)
  22. Guînes (62397)
  23. Hames-Boucres (62408)
  24. Hardinghen (62412)
  25. Herbinghen (62432)
  26. Hermelinghen (62439)
  27. Hocquinghen (62455)
  28. Landrethun-lès-Ardres (62488)
  29. Licques (62506)
  30. Louches (62531)
  31. Marck (62548)
  32. Muncq-Nieurlet (62598)
  33. Nielles-lès-Ardres (62614)
  34. Nielles-lès-Calais (62615)
  35. Nortkerque (62621)
  36. Nouvelle-Église (62623)
  37. Offekerque (62634)
  38. Oye-Plage (62645)
  39. Peuplingues (62654)
  40. Pihen-lès-Guînes (62657)
  41. Polincove (62662)
  42. Recques-sur-Hem (62699)
  43. Rodelinghem (62716)
  44. Ruminghem (62730)
  45. Sainte-Marie-Kerque (62756)
  46. Saint-Folquin (62748)
  47. Saint-Omer-Capelle (62766)
  48. Saint-Tricat (62769)
  49. Sangatte (62774)
  50. Sanghen (62775)
  51. Vieille-Église (62852)
  52. Zutkerque (62906)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Calais was created in 1962 from part of the arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer.[3][4] At the January 2017 reorganisation of the arrondissements of Pas-de-Calais, it gained one commune from the arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer and 23 communes from the arrondissement of Saint-Omer.[5]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Calais were, as of January 2015:[6]

  1. Calais-Centre
  2. Calais-Est
  3. Calais-Nord-Ouest
  4. Calais-Sud-Est
  5. Guînes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Calais (626)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ Historique du Pas-de-Calais
  4. ^ Décret n°62-6 du 10 janvier 1962
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 20 December 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  6. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22.

Coordinates: 50°57′N 1°51′E / 50.950°N 1.850°E / 50.950; 1.850