Divion

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Divion
Divion coal mine, c 1900
Divion coal mine, c 1900
Coat of arms of Divion
Coat of arms
Divion is located in France
Divion
Divion
Coordinates: 50°28′23″N 2°30′09″E / 50.4731°N 2.5025°E / 50.4731; 2.5025Coordinates: 50°28′23″N 2°30′09″E / 50.4731°N 2.5025°E / 50.4731; 2.5025
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Divion (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Danièle Seux
Area
 • Land1 10.96 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 7,218
 • Population2 density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62270 / 62460
Elevation 37–138 m (121–453 ft)
(avg. 57 m or 187 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.

Divion is a commune and in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining town some 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Béthune and 34 miles (54.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D341 and the N41 roads, now bypassed by the D301. Since the mid-1960s, work in farming and light industry have replaced coal mining.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Divion
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 9514 10407 8588 8125 7642 7218
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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