Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
|• Mayor (2013–2014)||Philippe Mas|
|• Land1||29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80688 / 80120|
|Elevation||2–12 m (6.6–39.4 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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.
Rue is situated some 15 miles (24 km) north of Abbeville, on the junction of the D938, D4 and D85 roads.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
First known in the 9th century, when Vikings, from Rye, Denmark (pronounced "Ru"), first settled here. It would not have been much more than a group of huts in the marshes. Some local family names have Danish origins.
Places of interest
- The chapel of the Holy Spirit (1440–1514) is one of the finest examples of flamboyant gothic in Picardie.
- The bell tower.
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