Favières, Somme

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Favières
Favières is located in France
Favières
Favières
Coordinates: 50°14′20″N 1°39′52″E / 50.2389°N 1.6644°E / 50.2389; 1.6644Coordinates: 50°14′20″N 1°39′52″E / 50.2389°N 1.6644°E / 50.2389; 1.6644
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality Authie-Maye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marcel Lejeune
Area1 12.62 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 463
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80303 / 80120
Elevation 2–5 m (6.6–16.4 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D140 road, 2 miles (3 km) from the estuary of the river Somme, some 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Abbeville.

Railway[edit]

Favières is served by a halt on the metre gauge railway from Noyelles-sur-Mer to Le Crotoy. The railway is now a heritage railway, the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, which formerly formed part of the Réseau des Bains de Mer.

Personalities[edit]

  • Aeronautical engineering pioneers Gaston Caudron (1882) and René Caudron (1884) were born in Favières.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Favières, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 386 438 379 403 406 405 453
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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