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Calais

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Calais (UK:  KAL-ay, US:  kal-AY, traditionally  KAL-iss, French: [kalɛ] (listen); Picard: Calés; Dutch: Kales) is a city and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture.  Although Calais is by far the largest city in Pas-de-Calais, the department's prefecture is its third-largest city of Arras. The population of the metropolitan area at the 2010 census was 126,395. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, which is only 34 km (21 mi) wide here, and is the closest French town to England.  The White Cliffs of Dover can easily be seen on a clear day from Calais.  Calais is a major port for ferries between France and England, and since 1994, the Channel Tunnel has linked nearby Coquelles to Folkestone by rail.
Due to its position, Calais since the Middle Ages has been a major port and a very important centre for transport and trading with England. Calais came under English control after Edward III of England captured the city in 1347, followed by a treaty in 1360 that formally assigned Calais to English rule.  Calais grew into a thriving centre for wool production, and came to be called the "brightest jewel in the English crown" owing to its great importance as the gateway for the tin, lead, lace and wool trades (or "staples"). Calais remained under English control until its capture by France in 1558. The town was virtually razed to the ground during World War II, when in May 1940, it was a strategic bombing target of the invading German forces who took the town during the Siege of Calais.  During World War II, the Germans built massive bunkers along the coast in preparation for launching missiles on England.
The old part of the town, Calais proper (known as Calais-Nord), is situated on an artificial island surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern part of the town, St-Pierre, lies to the south and south-east. In the centre of the old town is the Place d'Armes, in which stands the Tour du Guet, or watch-tower, a structure built in the 13th century, which was used as a lighthouse until 1848 when a new lighthouse was built by the port. South east of the Place is the church of Notre-Dame, built during the English occupancy of Calais. It is arguably the only church built in the English perpendicular style in all of France. In this church former French President Charles de Gaulle married his wife Yvonne Vendroux. South of the Place and opposite the Parc St Pierre is the Hôtel-de-ville (the town hall), and the belfry from the 16th and early 17th centuries. Today, Calais is visited by more than 10 million annually. Aside from being a key transport hub, Calais is also a notable fishing port and a centre for fish marketing, and some 3,000 people are still employed in the lace industry for which the town is also famed.
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Calais

Calais

City in France

  • Desc: Calais is a city and major ferry port in northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture. Although Calais is by far the largest city in Pas-de-Calais, the department's prefecture is its third-largest city of Arras.
  • URL: http://www.mairie-calais.fr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calais
  • Type: Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 3011.57

Calais

Region in France

  • Desc: Hauts-de-France is the northernmost region of France, created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. Its capital is Lille.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hauts-de-France
  • Type: Place, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 243.91
Pas-de-Calais

Pas-de-Calais

French Department

  • Desc: Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France named after the French designation of the Strait of Dover, which it borders.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas-de-Calais
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 212.37
Calais

Calais

City in Maine

  • Desc: Calais is a city in Washington County, Maine, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,123, making Calais the third least-populous city in Maine. The city has three Canada–US border crossings over the St. Croix River connecting to St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • URL: http://www.calaismaine.govoffice.com/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calais,_Maine
  • Type: Place, City, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 147.92

Murder on the Orient Express

Novel by Agatha Christie

  • Desc: Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by British writer Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_on_the_Orient_Express
  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 142.14

Calais

Sculpture by Auguste Rodin

  • Desc: Les Bourgeois de Calais is a sculpture by Auguste Rodin, one of his best known, that exists in twelve original castings, and numerous copies.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burghers_of_Calais
  • Type: Place, VisualArtwork, TouristAttraction, Thing
  • Result Score: 134.82
Nord-Pas-de-Calais

Nord-Pas-de-Calais

French Region

  • Desc: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, the North Sea (northwest), Belgium (north and east) and Picardy (south). The majority of the region was once part of the historical (Southern) Netherlands, but gradually became part of France between 1477 and 1678, particularly during the reign of king Louis XIV.
  • URL: http://www.nordpasdecalais.fr/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nord-Pas-de-Calais
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea
  • Result Score: 115.55

Calais

Bus stop in Calais, France

  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 80.23
Arques

Arques

Commune in France

Lens

Lens

Commune in France

Calais

Calais

Town in Vermont

  • Desc: Calais is a town in Washington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,607 at the 2010 census. Calais is homophonous with callous.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calais,_Vermont
  • Type: Place, City, AdministrativeArea, Thing
  • Result Score: 48.34
Hinges

Hinges

Commune in France

Andres

Andres

Commune in France

Acq

Acq

Commune in France

Mametz

Mametz

Commune in France

Rely

Rely

Commune in France

Avion

Avion

Commune in France

Berck

Berck

Commune in France

  • Desc: Berck, sometimes referred to as Berck-sur-Mer, is a commune in the northern French department of Pas-de-Calais. It lies within the Marquenterre regional park, an ornithological nature reserve.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berck
  • Type: Place, Thing, City
  • Result Score: 10.80
Strait of Dover

Strait of Dover

Strait

  • Desc: The Strait of Dover or Dover Strait, historically known as the Dover Narrows; Dutch: Nauw van Kales or Straat van Dover, is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel, marking the boundary between the Channel and North Sea, separating Great Britain from continental Europe.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strait_of_Dover
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 10.51
Saint-Omer

Saint-Omer

Commune in France

  • Desc: Saint-Omer is a commune in France. It is a commune and sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department 68 km west-northwest of Lille on the railway to Calais. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-Omer
  • Type: Thing, Place, City
  • Result Score: 8.62
Nord

Nord

French Department

  • Desc: Nord is a department in the far north of France. It was created from the western halves of the historical counties of Flanders and Hainaut, and the Bishopric of Cambrai. The modern coat of arms was inherited from the County of Flanders. Nord is the country's most populous department.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nord_(French_department)
  • Type: Thing, AdministrativeArea, Place
  • Result Score: 7.15

Calais

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Calais

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Calais

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Calais

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Calais

Village in South Africa

Calais

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Calais

Calais

Insect

Calais

French painter

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  • Result Score: 7.00

Calais

Song by Rainbow Serpent

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Fiennes

Fiennes

Commune in France

Gare des Fontinettes

Gare des Fontinettes

Train station in Calais, France

  • Desc: Gare des Fontinettes is a railway station in Calais, France. It is on a triangular junction, where the Coudekerque-Branche–Fontinettes railway, Lille–Fontinettes railway and Boulogne–Calais railway all meet.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gare_des_Fontinettes
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 3.17
Selles

Selles

Commune in France

Samer

Samer

Commune in France

  • Desc: Samer is a commune and in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samer
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 2.66
Ames

Ames

Commune in France

Le Channel

Performing arts theater in Calais, France

  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 1.74
Bus

Bus

Commune in France

Vaulx

Vaulx

Commune in France

Calais

Song

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  • Result Score: 1.00

Calais

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Calais

Song by Okiem

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Calais

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Calais

Song by Leopoldo Mastelloni

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