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Coat of arms of Acheux-en-Vimeu
Coat of arms
Acheux-en-Vimeu is located in France
Coordinates: 50°03′58″N 1°40′41″E / 50.0661°N 1.6781°E / 50.0661; 1.6781Coordinates: 50°03′58″N 1°40′41″E / 50.0661°N 1.6781°E / 50.0661; 1.6781
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Moyenneville
Intercommunality Vimeu Vert
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Déric Hollier
Area1 12.33 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 501
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80004 / 80210
Elevation 38–111 m (125–364 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 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.

Acheux-en-Vimeu is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


The commune is a farming village 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of Abbeville, on the D80 departmental road. The commune comprises several small hamlets, one of which is Frireulle, where the church has a modest wall belltower.


The earlier spelling of the name Acheux was either Aceu or Acheu. It comes from the Celtic Achad that meant "cultivated field".


Historical population of Acheux-en-Vimeu
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 507 543 538 537 527 503 501
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also[edit]

Communes of the Somme department


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