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Gueschart is located in France
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
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Fournier
 • 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.


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.


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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