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Locon

Locon

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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

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Est
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Caron
Area
 • Land1 9.52 km2 (3.68 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,498
 • Population2 density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62520 / 62400
Elevation 17–20 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

Geography

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

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

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

Twin towns

  • Germany Oesbern, in Germany

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official website of Locon (French)
  • Locon on the Quid website (French)
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