Rue, Somme

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Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Rue is located in France
Rue
Rue
Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2731°N 1.6686°E / 50.2731; 1.6686Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2731°N 1.6686°E / 50.2731; 1.6686
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality Authie-Maye
Government
 • Mayor (2013–2014) Philippe Mas
Area1 29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,211
 • 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 a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Rue is situated some 15 miles (24 km) north of Abbeville, on the junction of the D938, D4 and D85 roads.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
2937 2952 3122 3170 2942 3075 3211
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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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