Flers, Somme

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Flers
Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Flers is located in France
Flers
Flers
Coordinates: 50°02′57″N 2°49′20″E / 50.0492°N 2.8222°E / 50.0492; 2.8222Coordinates: 50°02′57″N 2°49′20″E / 50.0492°N 2.8222°E / 50.0492; 2.8222
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jeannette Busschaert
Area
 • Land1 6.27 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 159
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80314 / 80360
Elevation 108–151 m (354–495 ft)
(avg. 127 m or 417 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.

Flers is a commune near the northern edge of the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

It lies to the south of the D929 road, between Albert and Bapaume.

History[edit]

In 1916, the Battle of Flers-Courcelette saw the first use of the tank (the Mark I) in the field of battle.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Flers, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 210 220 212 184 182 138 159
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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