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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. nɔʁ pɑ d(ə) kalɛ  [key]
Other Forms FormsNord-Pas de Calais

Meaning & History

A combination of the names of the constituent departments of Nord, meaning "North" (the northernmost department of France) and Pas-de-Calais "Strait of Calais", the French name of the Dover Strait.

Nord-Pas-de-Calais is the former northernmost region of France, which was combined with Picardy to create Hauts-de-France.
Added 6/16/2022 by portanbeag
Edited 6/16/2022 by portanbeag