Divion

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Divion
Divion coal mine, c 1900
Divion coal mine, c 1900
Coat of arms of Divion
Location of Divion
Divion is located in France
Divion
Divion
Divion is located in Hauts-de-France
Divion
Divion
Coordinates: 50°28′23″N 2°30′09″E / 50.4731°N 2.5025°E / 50.4731; 2.5025Coordinates: 50°28′23″N 2°30′09″E / 50.4731°N 2.5025°E / 50.4731; 2.5025
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonAuchel
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jacky Lemoine
Area
1
10.96 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
6,963
 • Density640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62270 /62460
Elevation37–138 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.

Divion (French pronunciation: ​[divjɔ̃]) is a commune and in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.[2]

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining town some 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Béthune and 34 miles (55 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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 10,407—    
1975 8,588−2.71%
1982 8,125−0.79%
1990 7,642−0.76%
1999 7,150−0.74%
2007 6,935−0.38%
2012 6,812−0.36%
2017 6,978+0.48%
Source: INSEE[3]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ INSEE commune file
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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