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The Basilica of Our Lady
The Basilica of Our Lady
Coat of arms of Évron
Coat of arms
Évron is located in France
Coordinates: 48°09′23″N 0°24′05″W / 48.1564°N 0.4014°W / 48.1564; -0.4014Coordinates: 48°09′23″N 0°24′05″W / 48.1564°N 0.4014°W / 48.1564; -0.4014
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Mayenne
Arrondissement Laval
Canton Évron
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Bedouet
Area1 35.52 km2 (13.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,152
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 53097 /53600
Elevation 82–200 m (269–656 ft)
(avg. 114 m or 374 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.

Évron is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. Evron (pop. 6,700) is noted for its chapel of Notre-Dame-de-l'Epine (12th century), with 13th-century wall paintings and Aubusson tapestries. The nave and tower of the church of Notre-Dame date from the 11th century, the rest of the structure dates from the 18th century.

Evron is the home to the largest 'BabyBel' Cheese factory globally and accounts for 18% of "Group Bel" global production. The plant processes 650k litres of milk a day [1] making the surrounding countryside heavily geared to milk production and the growing of winter fed for the dairy herds.

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Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Évron is twinned with:

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  1. ^ "Fabriqué à Évron, le Mini Babybel a le sourire" (in French). Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ Hertford twinning Hertford.gov.uk