Coquelles

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Coquelles
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
Location of Coquelles
Coquelles is located in France
Coquelles
Coquelles
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
CantonCalais-1
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération du Calaisis
Area
1
8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,541
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62239 /62231
Elevation0–53 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.

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.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Entrance to the Channel Tunnel near Coquelles
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.