Ercheu

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Ercheu
Ercheu is located in France
Ercheu
Ercheu
Coordinates: 49°42′06″N 2°56′32″E / 49.7017°N 2.9422°E / 49.7017; 2.9422Coordinates: 49°42′06″N 2°56′32″E / 49.7017°N 2.9422°E / 49.7017; 2.9422
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Rumpala
Area1 14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 791
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80279 / 80400
Elevation 58–95 m (190–312 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 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.

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

Etymology of the place name[edit]

Of Latin derivation, arx, meaning a fortified place. It was known as Arézium in 988, Archéium, Ercénium, Herchia (1170), Herciaum, Funis Erchiu, Erchéium, Herchieu (1248), Erchu, Archeu and finally Ercheu.

Geography[edit]

Ercheu is situated on the D15 and D186 junction, some 8 miles (13 km) east of Roye.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Ercheu
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 431 576 601 648 709 704 791
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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