Nord-pas-de-Calais forms half of the Hauts-de-France alongside Picardy, it is situated in the north of France and has a border with Belgium. Nord-Pas-de-Calais also borders the English Channel, the North Sea and Picardy. Arras is the capital city of the region.
Due to its location close to the North Sea, the Nord-Pas de Calais region has a strong fishing industry. Boulogne-sur-Mer harbor is the biggest French port in terms of capacity and is also a leading European seafood processing center.
Since 1994, the Nord-Pas de Calais region is linked to the United Kingdom by the Eurotunnel which has the longest undersea tunnel section in the world (38 kilometres / 24 miles).
See also: Attractions in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- Lille – the largest city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais
- Arras – Capital
- Villeneuve d’Ascq
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