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Nord-Pas-de-Calais - Historic Region of France

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is a former region of France. At the very northern ti of France and sharing an international border with Belgium, and at the narrowest point of La Manche / the English Channel, Calais provides easy access between the United Kingdom and continental Europe, as it has since at least Roman times. The region included the departments of Nord and Pas-de-Calais. With the re-ordering of the administrative regions at the end of 2015, from 2016 Nord-Pas-de-calais was combined with Picardy to form the region now known as Hauts-de-France.