Falvy

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Falvy
Falvy Lake
Falvy Lake
Location of Falvy
Falvy is located in France
Falvy
Falvy
Falvy is located in Hauts-de-France
Falvy
Falvy
Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°57′35″E / 49.825°N 2.9597°E / 49.825; 2.9597Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°57′35″E / 49.825°N 2.9597°E / 49.825; 2.9597
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonHam
IntercommunalityCC Est de la Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Louis Duclaux
Area
1
6.32 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
142
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80300 /80190
Elevation51–91 m (167–299 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Falvy is situated on the D103 road, on the banks of the river Somme, some 19 miles (31 km) west of Saint Quentin.

History[edit]

Falvy originated as a Gaulish village. Known by different names over the centuries :Fala, Falvicum in 1135, Phalevi in 1146, then Fallevy or Falevi sur Somme and finally Falvy Principle events :

  • In the 12th century, Raoul I de Nesle, seigneur of both Nesle and Falvy, gave the windmill of Falvy-sur-Somme to the church at Saint-Quentin.
  • 1629 and Louis XIII dismantles the château, a medieval fortress
  • On 22 November 1916, fighter-ace-pilot Georges Guynemer claimed his 23rd victim at Falvy.
  • On 9 August 1918, the bridge at Falvy was attacked by Lieutenant James Alfred Keating, an American volunteer in the RFC. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Falvy
Year19541962196819751982199019992006
Population138117118108116106100142
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of Saint Benoite has dimensions that are relative to a time when the population was larger. Its origin was as a chapel to the chateau. It was victim of revolutionary vandalism in 1792, losing much of its embellishment and harmony by such destruction.
  • The lake

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