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Avallon
The clock tower in Avallon.
The clock tower in Avallon.
Coat of arms of Avallon
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Yonne
Arrondissement Avallon
Canton Avallon
Intercommunality CC Avallon - Vézelay - Morvan
Area1 26.75 km2 (10.33 sq mi)
Population (2014) 34,843
 • Density 1,302.54/km2 (3,373.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 89025 /89200
Elevation 163–369 m (535–1,211 ft)
(avg. 266 m or 873 ft)
Website Mairie d'Avallon
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Avallon is a French commune. It is in the south of the Yonne department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, to the southeast of Paris, and is a subprefecture in the department. It is also the capital of the arrrondissement of Avallon.

Geography

The city of Avallon is in the southeastern part of the Yonne department. The city is on small hills along the Cousin river, a river that flows mainly in the Yonne department.

The commune of Avallon has an area of 26.8 km2 (10.3 sq mi). Its average altitude is 266 m (873 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 220 m (720 ft).

Distance from Avallon to other cities
Dijon Paris Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes
107 km (66 mi) 224 km (139 mi) 678 km (421 mi) 647 km (402 mi) 553 km (344 mi) 256 km (159 mi) 550 km (340 mi)
Avallon and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Avallon

The city of Avallon is surrounded by the communes:

Climate

The Köppen climate classification type for Avallon is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype Cfb.

Population

The inhabitants of Avallon are known, in French, as Avallonnais (women: Avallonnaises).

With a population of 7025, Avallon has a population density of 698 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Avallon

Administration

Avallon is a subprefecture of the Yonne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Avallon and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton Avallon formed by 27 communes, with 14,851 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Avallon, Vézelay, Morvan (French: Communauté de communes Avallon - Vézelay - Morvan).

Twinned and partner towns

Avallon is twinned with:

Places of interest

Some interesting places in Avallon are:

  • The Saint-Lazare church, built in the twelfth century.
  • The Saint-Martin church, built around 1650.
  • The bell tower - The tower was built in 1456 and is 49 m (161 ft) high.

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