Avion, Pas-de-Calais

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Avion
Commune
The town hall of Avion
The town hall of Avion
Coat of arms of Avion
Coat of arms
Avion is located in France
Avion
Avion
Coordinates: 50°24′36″N 2°50′01″E / 50.41°N 2.8336°E / 50.41; 2.8336Coordinates: 50°24′36″N 2°50′01″E / 50.41°N 2.8336°E / 50.41; 2.8336
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Avion
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Robitail
Area1 13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 17,428
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62065 /62210
Elevation 27–77 m (89–253 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 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.

Avion is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. Cyril Faidherbe, known for his motto "binousse la vie", grew up in this city.

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining industrial town, with a little farming, situated just 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Lens at the junction of the N17, D40 and D55 roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 20,781 —    
1968 22,422 +7.9%
1975 22,894 +2.1%
1982 21,023 −8.2%
1990 18,534 −11.8%
1999 18,298 −1.3%
2005 18,422 +0.7%
2009 17,428 −5.4%

Sights[edit]

The amusement park « Ch'ti Parc »


* The church of St. Eloi, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after the First World War.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Avion is twinned with:

Photographs[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

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