Boves, Somme

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Boves
Boves is located in France
Boves
Boves
Coordinates: 49°50′46″N 2°23′30″E / 49.8461°N 2.3917°E / 49.8461; 2.3917Coordinates: 49°50′46″N 2°23′30″E / 49.8461°N 2.3917°E / 49.8461; 2.3917
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Patrick Lefevre
Area
 • Land1 25.37 km2 (9.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 2,976
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80131 / 80440
Elevation 22–110 m (72–361 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 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.

Boves is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Boves is situated on the D935 and D116 road junction, on the banks of the river Avre, some 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Amiens.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Boves, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1826 1995 2266 3146 2964 2786 2678
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

  • c640 : The birthplace of Saint Godeberta
  • c1166 : The birthplace of medieval author Jean de Boves.
  • July 1185 : Philippe-Auguste signed the treaty acquiring part of Picardy.[1]
  • August 1835 : Victor Hugo visited the ruins of the château.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Ruins of the fortified 12th-century château
  • Notre-Dame de la Nativité church
  • ‘’Saint-Ladre’’ marshland nature reserve

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