Avesnes-le-Comte

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Avesnes-le-Comte
Avesnes.jpg
Coat of arms of Avesnes-le-Comte
Coat of arms
Avesnes-le-Comte is located in France
Avesnes-le-Comte
Avesnes-le-Comte
Coordinates: 50°16′39″N 2°31′46″E / 50.2775°N 2.5294°E / 50.2775; 2.5294Coordinates: 50°16′39″N 2°31′46″E / 50.2775°N 2.5294°E / 50.2775; 2.5294
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Avesnes-le-Comte
Intercommunality Atrébatie
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Picque
Area
 • Land1 9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 2,085
 • Population2 density 220/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62063 / 62810
Elevation 99–154 m (325–505 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 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.

Avesnes-le-Comte is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A small farming town located 11 miles (17 km) west of Arras at the junction of the D8, D75 and D339 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 1,388 —    
1968 1,424 +2.6%
1975 1,490 +4.6%
1982 1,835 +23.2%
1990 2,011 +9.6%
1999 1,983 −1.4%
2009 2,085 +5.1%

Sights[edit]

  • The motte of a 12th-century castle.
  • The church of St. Nicholas, with the apse dating from the twelfth century.
  • The town hall, built in 1830.
  • An ancient cemetery.
  • The war memorial.

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