Méaulte

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Méaulte
Méaulte is located in France
Méaulte
Méaulte
Coordinates: 49°58′56″N 2°39′39″E / 49.9822°N 2.6608°E / 49.9822; 2.6608Coordinates: 49°58′56″N 2°39′39″E / 49.9822°N 2.6608°E / 49.9822; 2.6608
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Philippe Wallon
Area
 • Land1 10.75 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,352
 • Population2 density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80523 / 80300
Elevation 42–112 m (138–367 ft)
(avg. 86 m or 282 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.

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

Geography[edit]

The commune is situated on the D329 road, some 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Amiens.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1016 1048 1022 1074 1259 1254 1352
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Personalities[edit]

  • Henry Potez (1891–1981), aeroplane maker, was born in Méaulte. He built a factory here and began making Potez aeroplanes in 1924.
    Today, the factory is part of the pan-European group Airbus

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