Pas-de-Calais


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Pas-de-Calais

(French pɑdkalɛ)
n
(Placename) 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: 1 451 307 (2003 est). Area: 6752 sq km (2633 sq miles)
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recruited since 1919, coming almost exclusively from Poland." (1) Nowhere in France was the recovery of coal mining more dramatic than in the northeastern department of the Pas-de-Calais, and nowhere did immigrant labor contribute more significantly.