Avesnes-le-Comte

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Avesnes-le-Comte
Commune
The church of Avesnes-le-Comte
The church of Avesnes-le-Comte
Coat of arms of Avesnes-le-Comte
Coat of arms
Avesnes-le-Comte is located in France
Avesnes-le-Comte
Avesnes-le-Comte
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Avesnes-le-Comte is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementArras
CantonAvesnes-le-Comte
IntercommunalityCC Campagnes Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Albert Decoin
Area19.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
Population (2014)22,006
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62063 /62810
Elevation99–154 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 (Picard: Avesne-el-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
YearPop.±%
19621,388—    
19681,424+2.6%
19751,490+4.6%
19821,835+23.2%
19902,011+9.6%
19991,983−1.4%
20092,085+5.1%
20142,006−3.8%

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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