Forceville-en-Vimeu

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Forceville-en-Vimeu
Coat of arms of Forceville-en-Vimeu
Coat of arms
Forceville-en-Vimeu is located in France
Forceville-en-Vimeu
Forceville-en-Vimeu
Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 1°48′05″E / 49.9661°N 1.8014°E / 49.9661; 1.8014Coordinates: 49°57′58″N 1°48′05″E / 49.9661°N 1.8014°E / 49.9661; 1.8014
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Oisemont
Intercommunality Canton of Oisemont
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Dubos
Area
 • Land1 2.97 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 272
 • Population2 density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80330 / 80140
Elevation 72–119 m (236–390 ft)
(avg. 108 m or 354 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.

Forceville-en-Vimeu is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D53 road, some 14 miles (23 km) south of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Forceville-en-Vimeu
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 262 310 306 279 261 262 272
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]

  • 17th-century château
  • Disused railway line [1]
  • The ‘Forcefil’ factory, that makes thread for rugs and carpets
Map of the old railway

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