Avion, Pas-de-Calais

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Avion
The town hall of Avion
The town hall of Avion
Coat of arms of Avion
Coat of arms
Location of Avion
Avion is located in France
Avion
Avion
Avion is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementLens
CantonAvion
IntercommunalityCommunaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Marc Tellier
Area
1
13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
18,037
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62065 /62210
Elevation27–77 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.

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
YearPop.±%
196220,781—    
196822,422+7.9%
197522,894+2.1%
198221,023−8.2%
199018,534−11.8%
199918,298−1.3%
200518,422+0.7%
200617,932−2.7%
200917,428−2.8%
201117,947+3.0%
201417,932−0.1%
201518,245+1.7%

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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "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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