Airon-Saint-Vaast

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Airon-Saint-Vaast
Commune
The church of Airon-Saint-Vaast
The church of Airon-Saint-Vaast
Coat of arms of Airon-Saint-Vaast
Coat of arms
Airon-Saint-Vaast is located in France
Airon-Saint-Vaast
Airon-Saint-Vaast
Coordinates: 50°25′56″N 1°40′05″E / 50.4322°N 1.6681°E / 50.4322; 1.6681Coordinates: 50°25′56″N 1°40′05″E / 50.4322°N 1.6681°E / 50.4322; 1.6681
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Montreuil
Canton Berck
Intercommunality Opale Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Sébastien Béthouart
Area1 5.92 km2 (2.29 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 192
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62016 /62180
Elevation 4–52 m (13–171 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.

Airon-Saint-Vaast is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

A small village situated some 19 miles (30 km) south of Boulogne-sur-Mer, on the D143E1 road

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 117 —    
1968 144 +23.1%
1975 130 −9.7%
1982 120 −7.7%
1990 166 +38.3%
1999 231 +39.2%
2009 206 −10.8%

Sights[edit]

  • The church, built in 1877, in Neo-Gothic style.
  • The chapel de Bavemont, built in 1809. This is where Saint Josse is said to have restored the sight of a little girl (Juliule), on his return from a pilgrimage to Rome in 665. In memory of this, a pilgrimage takes place at Whitsuntide.
  • The chateau and its park.

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