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Subject: Strategic Air Forces Command, Édouard Joly, Luftflotte 3, Paul Barbreau, Auguste Lahoulle
Collection: Communes of Cher (Department)
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Train station
Train station
Coat of arms of Avord
Coat of arms
Avord is located in France
Country France
Region Centre
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Canton Baugy
Intercommunality La Septaine
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-Étienne Goffinet
Area1 27.98 km2 (10.80 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 2,628
 • Density 94/km2 (240/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18018 / 18520
Elevation 147–196 m (482–643 ft)
(avg. 173 m or 568 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.

Avord is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • Places of interest 3
  • Personalities 4
  • Twin town 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


A farming area comprising the village and several hamlets situated by the banks of the river Yèvre, some 10 miles (16 km) east of Bourges at the junction of the D976 with the D36 and the D71 roads.
The commune is home to Avord Air Base, the second largest of the French Air Force bases.


Places of interest

  • The church, dating from the twelfth century.
  • A watermill, the Moulin de la Gravelle.
  • The chateau du Therieux, dating from the sixteenth century.


  • World War I, trained at the airforce base here, which now bears his name.[2]

Twin town

Aindling, Germany since 1977.

See also


  1. ^ Didier Decoin|titre=Elisabeth Catez ou l'obsession de Dieu, Les éditions du Cerf ISBN 2-204-07328-8 and Élisabeth de la Trinité, amoureuse de Jésus. Nelly Schumacher sur
  2. ^ Biographie du capitaine Georges Madon sur le site officiel de la base aérienne 702 And Patrick de Gmeline, Les as de la grande guerre, Les Presses de la Cité. ISBN 2-258-03869-3

External links

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