Coquelles

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Coquelles
Commune
The tunnel boring machine in Coquelles, as a tribute to the builders of the tunnel
The tunnel boring machine in Coquelles, as a tribute to the builders of the tunnel
Coat of arms of Coquelles
Coat of arms
Coquelles is located in France
Coquelles
Coquelles
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Coquelles is located in Hauts-de-France
Coquelles
Coquelles
Coordinates: 50°56′06″N 1°48′00″E / 50.935°N 1.8°E / 50.935; 1.8Coordinates: 50°56′06″N 1°48′00″E / 50.935°N 1.8°E / 50.935; 1.8
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Calais-1
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
Area1 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,370
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62239 /62231
Elevation 0–53 m (0–174 ft)
(avg. 49 m or 161 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coquelles is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department near Calais in northern France.

The town comprises a shopping centre, hotels and farm in vieille Coquelles (old Coquelles), part of the L'Européene autoroute (A16) and the Channel Tunnel terminal.

The Eurotunnel Calais Terminal is located in Coquelles off the A16, exit 42. This is the terminus of shuttle services from the UK, as well as the terminus of the LGV Nord, whereby Eurostar services can travel into the Channel Tunnel.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of the Assumption, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The ruins of an ancient château.
  • An old windmill.
  • Remains of a twelfth-century church.
  • The Channel Tunnel.

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External links[edit]

Entrance to the Channel Tunnel near Coquelles