Sorel, Somme

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Sorel
Sorel is located in France
Sorel
Sorel
Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 3°03′03″E / 50.0242°N 3.0508°E / 50.0242; 3.0508Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 3°03′03″E / 50.0242°N 3.0508°E / 50.0242; 3.0508
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Roisel
Intercommunality Canton of Roisel
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Dazin
Area1 7.94 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 165
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80737 / 80240
Elevation 99–148 m (325–486 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Sorel is situated 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Cambrai, on the D222 road, only a couple of miles from the border with the Pas-de-Calais department.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
236 223 197 184 187 163 165
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History[edit]

The village was completely rebuilt after the devastation wrought by World War I. During the 1920s, architect Louis Faille, originally from Nurlu, was responsible for the reconstruction, notably the ‘mairie-école’ (combined mayor's office and school) and the church, completed in 1932.

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