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Avon may refer to:

Businesses and brands

  • Avon Buses, a bus operating company in Wirral, England
  • Avon Inflatables, a manufacturer of inflatable boats, RIBs and marine safety equipment
  • Avon Products, a manufacturer of various cosmetics and personal care products
  • Avon (publishers), an imprint of the publisher HarperCollins
  • Avon Rubber, a manufacturer of rubber products
  • Avon Tyres, a UK car, motorcycle and racing-tyre manufacturer, owned by the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • Rolls-Royce Avon, a jet engine

People

  • John Avon (born 1961), Welsh illustrator
  • Avon Cobourne (born 1979), American football running back
  • Anthony Eden (1897–1977), Earl of Avon
  • Avon Honey (1947–2010), American politician from Louisiana
  • Avon Long (1910–1984), American singer and actor
  • Avon Riley (born 1958), American football linebacker
  • Avon Williams (1921–1993), American politician from Tennessee

Fictional characters

  • Justin Alastair, Duke of Avon in the novel These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
  • Kerr Avon, a character in the Blake's 7 science-fiction television series
  • Avon Barksdale, a character in the HBO television series The Wire

Places

Australia

  • Electoral district of Avon, a former electorate of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
  • Avon, South Australia, Wakefield Regional Council

Canada

  • Avon, Ontario, in the province of Ontario
  • New Avon, New Brunswick, in the province of New Brunswick

France

  • Avon, Seine-et-Marne, a commune in the département of Seine-et-Marne, part of Communauté de communes de Fontainebleau-Avon
  • Avon, Deux-Sèvres, a commune in the département of Deux-Sèvres
  • Avon-la-Pèze, a commune in the département of Aube
  • Avon-les-Roches, a commune in the département of Indre-et-Loire

New Zealand

  • Avon (New Zealand electorate)

United Kingdom

See also: List of United Kingdom locations: Av|List of United Kingdom locations: As-Az#Av|List of United Kingdom locations: Av

United States

Other occurrences

  • Avon (ship), a ship built in 1884
  • HMS Avon, name given to a number British Royal Navy ships
  • "Avon" (song), a song by Queens of the Stone Age
  • "Avon 1", a song from the album A Bugged Out Mix by Miss Kittin

See also

  • Afon, the Welsh word for river, often anglicised to 'avon'
  • Aberavon
  • Avondale (disambiguation)
  • Avonmore (disambiguation)
  • Craigavon
  • Blaenavon
  • Cwmavon (disambiguation)

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