Canton of Avion

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Canton of Avion
French canton
Country France
Region Blason Nord-Pas-De-Calais.svg Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas de Calais Arms.svg Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Seat Avion
Communes 2
 • Representative Jacques Robitail
 • Total 20.57 km2 (7.94 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 22,574
 • Density 1,459.46/km2 (3,780.0/sq mi)
Cantonal code 62 67
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2.

The Canton of Avion is a canton situated in the department of the Pas-de-Calais and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of northern France.
By order of the prefect of the region, on October 18, 2006, the township was attached to the arrondissement of Lens rather than that of Arras with effect from 1 January 2007.


The canton is organised around Avion in the arrondissement of Lens.The altitude varies from 27m (Avion) to 77m (Avion) for an average altitude of 53m.


The canton comprises 2 communes and a total of 22,574 inhabitants (census of 1999, without double counting).

Demographic Composition
Commune Population Post Code INSEE Code
Avion 18298 62210 62065
Méricourt (1) 11723 62680 62570

(1) only a fraction of the commune.

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Coordinates: 50°24′10″N 2°50′22″E / 50.40278°N 2.83944°E / 50.40278; 2.83944