Divion

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Divion
Commune
Divion coal mine, c 1900
Divion coal mine, c 1900
Coat of arms of Divion
Coat of arms
Divion is located in France
Divion
Divion
Location within Hauts-de-France region
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 (2008–2014) Danièle Seux
Area110.96 km2 (4.23 sq mi)
Population (1999)27,218
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62270 /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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Divion is a commune and in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Divion
Year196219681975198219901999
Population9514104078588812576427218
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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