August 19, 2022

Pas-de-Calais is a department of France. It is named for the Straits of Dover.


Pas-de-Calais was one of the original departments created on March 4, 1790, during the French Revolution. It was created from the provinces of Boulonnais, Ponthieu and Artois. Some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War took place here. The Vimy Memorial commemorates the fallen of the Battle of Vimy Hill and is one of Canada's most important memorials to its fallen soldiers.

See also

Cantons of Pas-de-Calais Communes of Pas-de-Calais Pas-de-Calais arrondissements List of French departments

External links

(French) Prefecture house (French) House of the Conseil Général Archived 2004-12-03 at the Wayback Machine (French)