Évron is a commune in the Mayenne department in north-western France. On 1 January 2019, the former communes Châtres-la-Forêt and Saint-Christophe-du-Luat were merged into Évron.[1] Évron (pop. 8,700) is noted for the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Épine (12th century), formerly the church of the suppressed Évron Abbey, with 13th-century wall paintings and Aubusson tapestries. The nave and tower of the church date from the 11th century; the rest of the structure dates from the 18th century

Évron
The Basilica of Our Lady
The Basilica of Our Lady
Coat of arms of Évron
Coat of arms
Location of Évron
Évron is located in France
Évron
Évron
Évron is located in Pays de la Loire
Évron
Évron
Coordinates: 48°09′23″N 0°24′05″W / 48.1564°N 0.4014°W / 48.1564; -0.4014Coordinates: 48°09′23″N 0°24′05″W / 48.1564°N 0.4014°W / 48.1564; -0.4014
CountryFrance
RegionPays de la Loire
DepartmentMayenne
ArrondissementMayenne
CantonÉvron
Area
1
68.24 km2 (26.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
8,757
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
53097 /53600
Elevation74–200 m (243–656 ft)
(avg. 114 m or 374 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Évron is the home to the largest Babybel Cheese factory globally and accounts for 18% of "Group Bel" global production. The plant processes 650k litres of milk a day [2] making the surrounding countryside heavily geared to milk production and the growing of winter feed for the dairy herds.

International relationsEdit

Évron is twinned with:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 14 November 2018 (in French)
  2. ^ "Fabriqué à Évron, le Mini Babybel a le sourire" (in French). Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  3. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns [via WaybackMachine.com]". Archant Community Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-20.
  4. ^ Hertford twinning Hertford.gov.uk