Gueschart

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Gueschart
Gueschart is located in France
Gueschart
Gueschart
Coordinates: 50°14′28″N 2°00′48″E / 50.2411°N 2.0133°E / 50.2411; 2.0133Coordinates: 50°14′28″N 2°00′48″E / 50.2411°N 2.0133°E / 50.2411; 2.0133
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Crécy-en-Ponthieu
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Fournier
Area
 • Land1 12.89 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 323
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (65/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80396 / 80150
Elevation 45–102 m (148–335 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Gueschart is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. It was the target of bombing raids during the Second World War aimed at destroying nearby V1 launch sites,[1] whose foundations can still be seen on the south-west outskirts of the village, near the D938.

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Gueschart is situated on the D938 road, a mile from the banks of the river Authie, the border with the Pas-de-Calais, some 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Gueschart
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 429 453 406 380 345 324 323
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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