Irles

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Irles
Irles is located in France
Irles
Irles
Coordinates: 50°06′01″N 2°45′16″E / 50.1003°N 2.7544°E / 50.1003; 2.7544Coordinates: 50°06′01″N 2°45′16″E / 50.1003°N 2.7544°E / 50.1003; 2.7544
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Hubert Macron
Area
 • Land1 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 115
 • Population2 density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80451 / 80300
Elevation 82–132 m (269–433 ft)
(avg. 101 m or 331 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.

Irles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Irles is situated on the D163 road, some 10 miles (16 km) south of Arras, near the border with the département of the Pas-de-Calais.

History[edit]

Irles was the site of an action by the 1st Royal West Kent Regiment and the 12th Gloucestershire Regiment on 23 August 1918 during the Second Battle of Bapaume.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Irles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 103 135 129 120 113 104 115
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • INSEE
  • Major CV Maloney, '"Invicta": with the 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in the Great War', London: Nisbet & Co, 1923. ISBN 978-1-84342-541-0

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