Forest-l'Abbaye

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Forest-l'Abbaye
Forest-l'Abbaye is located in France
Forest-l'Abbaye
Forest-l'Abbaye
Coordinates: 50°12′10″N 1°49′24″E / 50.2028°N 1.8233°E / 50.2028; 1.8233Coordinates: 50°12′10″N 1°49′24″E / 50.2028°N 1.8233°E / 50.2028; 1.8233
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Nouvion
Intercommunality Nouvion-en-Ponthieu
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Albert Levoir
Area
 • Land1 3.3 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 317
 • Population2 density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80331 / 80150
Elevation 29–63 m (95–207 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Forest-l'Abbaye is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D105 road, on the edge of the forest of Crécy, some 8 miles (13 km) north of Abbeville.

History[edit]

There was a station on the Réseau des Bains de Mer located on the line from Abbeville to Dompierre-sur-Authie, opened on 19 June 1892. Forest-l'Abbaye was the junction for the branch of the Réseau des Bains de Mer to Noyelles-sur-Mer, which opened on 24 August 1892. The station and both lines closed to passengers on 10 March 1947. The line to Abbeville closed to freight on that date, but the line to Noyelles remained open to freight until 1 February 1951.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Forest-l'Abbaye
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 340 356 322 290 307 306 317
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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