Canton of Le Portel

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Canton of Le Portel
French canton
Country France
Region Blason Nord-Pas-De-Calais.svg Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas de Calais Arms.svg Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Boulogne-sur-Mer
Seat Le Portel
Communes 2
Government
 • Representative Jean-Claude Étienne
Cantonal code 62 76

The canton of Le Portel is a former canton situated in the department of the Pas-de-Calais and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of northern France. It was disbanded following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015. It consisted of 2 communes, which joined the canton of Boulogne-sur-Mer-2 in 2015.[1]

Geography[edit]

The canton is organised around Le Portel in the arrondissement of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The altitude varies from 0m to 110m at Boulogne-sur-Mer for an average altitude of 12m.

Composition[edit]

The canton comprises 2 communes and a total of 18,156 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Demographic Composition
Commune Population Post Code INSEE Code
Boulogne-sur-Mer 44859 (1) 62200 62160
Le Portel 10720 62480 62667
(1) Only a fraction of the commune.

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Coordinates: 50°42′59″N 1°35′39″E / 50.71639°N 1.59417°E / 50.71639; 1.59417