Quend

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Quend
The beach at Quend-Plage
The beach at Quend-Plage
Quend is located in France
Quend
Quend
Coordinates: 50°19′02″N 1°38′14″E / 50.3172°N 01.6372°E / 50.3172; 01.6372Coordinates: 50°19′02″N 1°38′14″E / 50.3172°N 01.6372°E / 50.3172; 01.6372
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality Authie-Maye
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Marc Volant
Area
 • Land1 37.78 km2 (14.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,397
 • Population2 density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80649 / 80120
Elevation 2–29 m (6.6–95.1 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Quend (French pronunciation: ​[kɛ̃]) is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France. The inhabitants are known as Quennois.

Geography[edit]

Quend is situated between the estuaries of the Somme and the Authie, with the D940 connecting to the A16 motorway. Quend is a commune of several villages and hamlets (Monchaux, Routhiauville, Quend-Plage-Les-Pins and more).

History[edit]

Quend’s church is dedicated to Saint Vaast, bishop of Arras in the 6th century. The steeple, which can be seen from miles around, was used as a triangulation point when creating the map of France.On the 15th March 1905, lightning struck the steeple.

Quend-Plage-Les-Pins was razed during the Allied invasion of France in 1944.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1337 1345 1315 1243 1209 1205 1397
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Tourism and culture[edit]

Since 2005, A film festival has taken place at Quend-Plage-les-Pins.[1]

Places and monuments[edit]

The chapel at Quend-Plage

Personalities[edit]

  • Roger Noyon, artiste

See also[edit]

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