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Avion, Pas-de-Calais

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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{{#coordinates:50.41|2.8336|type:city(17428)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Lens</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Avion</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Lens-Liévin</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Jacques Robitail</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 17,428</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62065 / 62210</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Avion is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

An ex-coalmining industrial town, with a little farming, situated just Script error: No such module "convert". south of Lens at the junction of the N17, D40 and D55 roads.

Population

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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%
200917,428−5.4%

Sights


* The church of St. Eloi, rebuilt, as was most of the village, after the First World War.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Avion is twinned with:

Photographs

See also

References

  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 

External links


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