Locon

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Locon
The town hall of Locon
The town hall of Locon
Coat of arms of Locon
Coat of arms
Location of Locon
Locon is located in France
Locon
Locon
Locon is located in Hauts-de-France
Locon
Locon
Coordinates: 50°34′15″N 2°40′03″E / 50.5708°N 2.6675°E / 50.5708; 2.6675Coordinates: 50°34′15″N 2°40′03″E / 50.5708°N 2.6675°E / 50.5708; 2.6675
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonBeuvry
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Caron
Area
1
9.52 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,435
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62520 /62400
Elevation17–20 m (56–66 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Locon is situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Béthune and 24 miles (38.6 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D945 and D178 road. The river Lawe flows through the eastern side of the commune.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1191 1205 1393 1802 2156 2233 2498
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Maur, rebuilt in 1955, using the original stained glass windows dating from the sixteenth century.

Twin towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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