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City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Chaulnes
Coat of arms
Chaulnes is located in France
Coordinates: 49°48′59″N 2°48′17″E / 49.8164°N 2.8047°E / 49.8164; 2.8047Coordinates: 49°48′59″N 2°48′17″E / 49.8164°N 2.8047°E / 49.8164; 2.8047
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Ham
Intercommunality Haute Picardie
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Thierry Lineatte
Area1 8.46 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population 2 1,922
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80186 /80320
Elevation 80–104 m (262–341 ft)
(avg. 94 m or 308 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.

Chaulnes is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.



Historical population of Chaulnes
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1471 1483 1550 1616 1785 1901 1922
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


Chaulnes is noted for its cultural events, especially the heavy metal music festival Chaulnes Metal Fest (previously known as Killer Fest before 2008). Each year, more than 500 fans turn up to see and listen to bands like Obituary, Sodom, Rage or Nashville Pussy.


Places and monuments[edit]

  • The statue of grammarian Lhomond, sculpted by Eugène-Louis Lequesne, in 1860, paid for by public subscription..

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