Cayeux-sur-Mer

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Cayeux-sur-Mer
Cayeux sur mer rue Fleury aout 2008.jpg
Coat of arms of Cayeux-sur-Mer
Coat of arms
Cayeux-sur-Mer is located in France
Cayeux-sur-Mer
Cayeux-sur-Mer
Coordinates: 50°10′54″N 1°29′45″E / 50.1817°N 1.4958°E / 50.1817; 1.4958Coordinates: 50°10′54″N 1°29′45″E / 50.1817°N 1.4958°E / 50.1817; 1.4958
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Yvonne Perruchot
Area
 • Land1 26.29 km2 (10.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 2,785
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80182 / 80410
Elevation 0–15 m (0–49 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.

Cayeux-sur-Mer is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is a seaside town, situated on the D102 road, some 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Cayeux-sur-Mer
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2724 2750 2862 2649 2856 2781 2785
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The boardwalk (quite famous and probably the longest of Europe), with about 400 cabins. Unfortunately the number diminishes with each passing year.
  • The station of the preserved railway, the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme.
  • The remains of the lighthouse, built in 1835, destroyed in August 1944 by the Germans.
  • "Benoît Champy", a 19th-century lifeboat that one can visit (Intersection Boulevard General Sizaire - Rue de la Halle).
  • Woodwork decorating the marriage room of the town hall, that originate from a former church.
Cayeux railway station

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