Commune of Sangatte
|Intercommunality||Communauté d'agglomération du Calaisis|
|Elevation||0 m–151 m|
(avg. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, Nord-Pas de Calais (French Nord-Pas de Calais; Dutch Noord-Nauw van Kales) is one of the 26 regions of France. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France. Its name is the French language equivalent of the Strait of Dover, which it borders The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. The Arrondissement of Calais is an arrondissement of France located in the Pas-de-Calais département, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The canton of Calais-Nord-Ouest is a canton situated in the department of the Pas-de-Calais and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. 4 m)
|Land area¹||14. 28 km²|
|- Density||283/km² (1999)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62774/ 62231|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0. As of January 1, 2008, 64473140 people live in the French Republic. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume The INSEE code is a numerical indexing code used by the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE to identify various entities including communes Postal codes were introduced in France in 1972, when La Poste introduced automated sorting. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open|
|2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) only counted once. C D E|
Sangatte is a small harbour town and commune of the Pas-de-Calais département, on the northern coast of France, bordering the English Channel. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. Pas-de-Calais is a department in northern France. Its name is the French language equivalent of the Strait of Dover, which it borders In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Like many placenames in French Flanders, the name is of Flemish (Dutch) origin (Zandgat) and means "gap in the sand". French Flanders (La Flandre française Frans-Vlaanderen is a part of the historical originally Dutch-speaking region Flanders in present-day France.
Sangatte became internationally famous because of the works for the Channel Tunnel and is the location for the tunnel's French cooling station, its British counterpart being at Samphire Hoe. The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche also known as the Chunnel, is a undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in England with Samphire Hoe is a part of Kent, United Kingdom, consisting of Reclaimed land made from 4 In addition, it is the French end-point for the HVDC Cross-Channel, the connection between the UK and French electricity grids. The HVDC Cross Channel is the high voltage direct current connection that operates under the English Channel between the European and British Electricity
Sangatte also achieved notoriety as the location of a controversial refugee camp, colloquially dubbed Sans-gate (Lit. A refugee camp is a temporary camp built by a government the United Nations, international organizations (such as the Red Cross) or NGOs to receive 'without gate') (see Channel Tunnel article for details). The Channel Tunnel (Le tunnel sous la Manche also known as the Chunnel, is a undersea rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent in England with Nicolas Sarkozy, then Minister of the Interior, ordered its closure. Nicolas Sarkozy (pronounced, .
On the 25th July 1909, Louis Blériot was the first to fly across the English Channel, from the beach at Sangatte, to claim the prize offered by the Daily Mail. Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Louis Blériot ( July 1 1872 in Cambrai, France &ndash August 1 1936 in Paris, France) was a The Daily Mail is a British newspaper currently published in a tabloid format The crossing took 37 minutes in his aeroplane, Blériot XI, built in collaboration with Raymond Saulnier. It was powered by a 3 cylinder 25 horsepower engine.
|Census count starting from 1962 : Population without double counting|
This is where the Top Gear presenters arrived in Jeremy Clarkson's amphibious "Nissank" car, after crossing the channel from Dover (Series 10 Episode 2). Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Population without double counting is an English translation of the phrase. Top Gear is a BAFTA, multi- NTA and International Emmy Award -winning BBC Television series about motor vehicles mainly Dover is a town and major ferry port in the county of Kent, England.
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