Divion coal mine, c 1900
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Danièle Seux|
|Area1||10.96 km2 (4.23 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62270 /62460|
|Elevation||37–138 m (121–453 ft) |
(avg. 57 m or 187 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.|
An ex-coalmining town some 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Béthune and 34 miles (54.7 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D341 and the N41 roads, now bypassed by the D301. Since the mid-1960s, work in farming and light industry have replaced coal mining.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of St.Martin, rebuilt, as was much of the town, after World War I.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
- A fifteenth century sandstone cross.
- Remains of an old castle.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Divion.|
- Website of the Agglomération de l'Artois (in French)
- The CWGC graveyard in the communal cemetery
- Divion on the Quid website (in French)
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