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The principal rivers are the following:
The inhabitants of the département are called Pas-de-Calaisiens.
Pas-de-Calais is one of the most heavily populated départements of France, and yet it has no large cities. Calais has only just over 100,000 inhabitants, followed closely by Boulogne-sur-Mer and St.-Omer. The remaining population is primarily concentrated along the border with the département of Nord in the mining district, where a string of small towns constitutes an urban area with a population of about 1.2 million. The center and south of the département are more rural, but still quite heavily populated, with many villages and small towns.
Although the department saw some of the heaviest fighting of World War I, its population rebounded quickly after both world wars. However, many of the mining towns have seen dramatic decreases in population, some up to half of their population.
Although the Pas-de-Calais is one of the most populous département of France, it had no university until 1992.
- Prefecture website (in French)
- Conseil Général website (in French)
- http://www.pas-de-calais.com/ (in French and English)
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