Ercheu

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Ercheu
Commune
Ercheu is located in France
Ercheu
Ercheu
Coordinates: 49°42′06″N 2°56′32″E / 49.7017°N 2.9422°E / 49.7017; 2.9422Coordinates: 49°42′06″N 2°56′32″E / 49.7017°N 2.9422°E / 49.7017; 2.9422
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Intercommunality CC Grand Roye
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) François Lamaire
Area1 14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 813
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80279 /80400
Elevation 58–95 m (190–312 ft)
(avg. 70 m or 230 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.

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

Etymology of the place name[edit]

Diverting from the Latin word " Arx-Arcis ", strengthened place:

988 : Arceium

1048 : Archeium 1150 : Erceium 1170 : Erchive 1237 : Herciaus 1248 : Erchieu 1633 : Erchu 1705 : Archeu 1764 : Ercheu The name of the municipality is unchanged since 1764

Intermunicipalities[edit]

Ercheu is part of the communauté de communes du Grand Roye as from January 1, 2012.

Geography[edit]

Ercheu is situated on the D15 and D186 junction, some 8 miles (13 km) east of Roye.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Ercheu
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006 2012
Population 431 576 601 648 709 704 791 813
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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