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Avion, Pas-de-Calais

Avion is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Avion
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Robitail
Area1 13.04 km2 (5.03 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 17,428
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62065 / 62210
Elevation 27–77 m (89–253 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 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.

Avion is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • Sights 3
  • International relations 4
    • Twin towns — Sister cities 4.1
  • Photographs 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


An ex-coalmining industrial town, with a little farming, situated just 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Lens at the junction of the N17, D40 and D55 roads.



The amusement park « Ch'ti Parc »

* 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:


See also


  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin (French)
  • Website about Avion and the Palestinians (French)
  • Ch'ti Parc adventure playground website (French)
  • The CWGC graves in the commune cemetery
  • Avion on the Quid website (French)

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