Lanchères

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lanchères
Lanchères is located in France
Lanchères
Lanchères
Coordinates: 50°09′34″N 1°33′36″E / 50.1594°N 1.56°E / 50.1594; 1.56Coordinates: 50°09′34″N 1°33′36″E / 50.1594°N 1.56°E / 50.1594; 1.56
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Delahaye
Area
 • Land1 16.39 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 981
 • Population2 density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80464 / 80230
Elevation 1–47 m (3.3–154.2 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D940 road, some 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Lanchères
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 736 762 797 775 826 834 981
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Personalities[edit]

Paul Vimereu, author, spent his childhood at Lanchères
Jean de Poutrincourt from Poutrincourt, a hamlet of Lanchères. He set sail in 1605 for Acadia, (nowadays Nova Scotia), to be Lieutenant-general. The ruins of his château can still be seen at Poutrincourt.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]