The beach at Quend-Plage
|• Mayor (2001–2014)||Marc Volant|
|Area1||37.78 km2 (14.59 sq mi)|
|• 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 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).
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 15 March 1905, lightning struck the steeple.
Quend-Plage-Les-Pins was razed during the Allied invasion of France in 1944.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Tourism and culture
Since 2005, A film festival has taken place at Quend-Plage-les-Pins.
Places and monuments
- Roger Noyon, artiste
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Quend.|
- Quend-Plage-Les-Pins website
- Quend on the website of Quid
- Position of Quend on a map of France
- Quend on Mapquest