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Boulogne-sur-Mer (French pronunciation: [bu.lɔɲ.syʁ.mɛʁ] , Latin: Gesoriacum or Bononia, Dutch: Bonen), often called Boulogne (UK /buːˈlɔɪn/), is a city in Northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department of Pas-de-Calais. Boulogne lies on the Côte d'Opale, a tourist coast on the English Channel, and is the most-visited location in its region after the Lille conurbation. Boulogne is its department's second-largest city after Calais, and the 60th largest in France. It is also the country's largest fishing port, specialising in herring. Boulogne was the major Roman port for trade and communication with Britain. After a period of Germanic presence following the collapse of the Empire, Boulogne was at the centre of an eponymous county of the Kingdom of France during the Middle Ages, and was occupied by the Kingdom of England numerous times due to conflict between the two nations. The city's 12th-century belfry is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, while another popular attraction is the marine conservation centre, Nausicaa.


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Boulogne-sur-mer, France. When planning a trip to Boulogne-sur-mer, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Amiens. Attractions in Amiens include Cathedrale Notre-dame D'amiens, Les Hortillonnages D'amiens, Quartier Saint-leu D'amiens. A holiday in Boulogne-sur-mer can generally be of 1-2 days.

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  • Pollution Statistics in Boulogne-sur-mer

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    • Air Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Boulogne-sur-mer - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 89.57 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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