Fréthun

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Fréthun
Coat of arms of Fréthun
Coat of arms
Fréthun is located in France
Fréthun
Fréthun
Coordinates: 50°55′03″N 1°49′33″E / 50.9175°N 1.8258°E / 50.9175; 1.8258Coordinates: 50°55′03″N 1°49′33″E / 50.9175°N 1.8258°E / 50.9175; 1.8258
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Calais-1
Intercommunality Sud-Ouest du Calaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Catherine Fournier
Area1 7.92 km2 (3.06 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,091
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62360 /62185
Elevation 0–60 m (0–197 ft)
(avg. 11 m or 36 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.

Fréthun (Francization of Free Town) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A village located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Calais, at the junction of the D215 and D246 roads. It is home to the Calais-Fréthun railway station and the Eurotunnel terminal, linking France with England.

Calais-Fréthun is notoriously disliked among travellers due to its ambiguous name often giving rise to the false impression of being in Calais.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants are called Fréthunois.

Historical population of Fréthun
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 858 864 762 1094 1169 1091
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Michel, dating from the nineteenth century.

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