Avion, Pas-de-Calais

Avion (French pronunciation: [avjɔ̃] (listen)) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.[3]

Avion
The town hall of Avion
The town hall of Avion
Coat of arms of Avion
Location of Avion
Avion is located in France
Avion
Avion
Avion is located in Hauts-de-France
Avion
Avion
Coordinates: 50°24′36″N 2°50′01″E / 50.41°N 2.8336°E / 50.41; 2.8336Coordinates: 50°24′36″N 2°50′01″E / 50.41°N 2.8336°E / 50.41; 2.8336
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonAvion
IntercommunalityCommunaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Marc Tellier[1]
Area
1
13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
17,625
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62065 /62210
Elevation27–77 m (89–253 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

An ex-coalmining industrial town, with a little farming, situated just 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Lens at the junction of the N17, D40 and D55 roads.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
196220,781—    
196822,422+7.9%
197522,894+2.1%
198221,023−8.2%
199018,534−11.8%
199918,298−1.3%
200518,422+0.7%
200617,932−2.7%
200917,428−2.8%
201117,947+3.0%
201417,932−0.1%
201518,245+1.7%

SightsEdit

 
The amusement park « Ch'ti Parc »


* The church of St. Eloi, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after the First World War.

International relationsEdit

Avion is twinned with:[4]

PhotographsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ "Annuaire des villes jumelées | AFCCRE".
  5. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12.

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