Favières, Somme

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Town hall.
Town hall.
Favières is located in France
Coordinates: 50°14′20″N 1°39′52″E / 50.2389°N 1.6644°E / 50.2389; 1.6644Coordinates: 50°14′20″N 1°39′52″E / 50.2389°N 1.6644°E / 50.2389; 1.6644
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality Authie-Maye
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marcel Lejeune
Area1 12.62 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 463
 • Density 37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80303 /80120
Elevation 2–5 m (6.6–16.4 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

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


The commune is situated on the D140 road, 2 miles (3 km) from the estuary of the river Somme, some 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Abbeville.


Favières is served by a halt on the metre gauge railway from Noyelles-sur-Mer to Le Crotoy. The railway is now a heritage railway, the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, which formerly formed part of the Réseau des Bains de Mer.


  • Aeronautical engineering pioneers Gaston Caudron (1882) and René Caudron (1884) were born in Favières.


Historical population of Favières, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 386 438 379 403 406 405 453
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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