Chaulnes

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Chaulnes
City hall
City hall
Coat of arms of Chaulnes
Coat of arms
Location of Chaulnes
Chaulnes is located in France
Chaulnes
Chaulnes
Chaulnes is located in Hauts-de-France
Chaulnes
Chaulnes
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityCC Terre de Picardie
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Thierry Lineatte
Area
1
8.46 km2 (3.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,046
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80186 /80320
Elevation80–104 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Chaulnes
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1471148315501616178519011922
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Culture[edit]

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.

Personalities[edit]

Places and monuments[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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