Flers, Somme

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Flers
Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Location of Flers
Flers is located in France
Flers
Flers
Flers is located in Hauts-de-France
Flers
Flers
Coordinates: 50°02′57″N 2°49′20″E / 50.0492°N 2.8222°E / 50.0492; 2.8222Coordinates: 50°02′57″N 2°49′20″E / 50.0492°N 2.8222°E / 50.0492; 2.8222
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementPéronne
CantonPéronne
IntercommunalityHaute Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jeannette Busschaert
Area
1
6.27 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
159
 • Density25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80314 /80360
Elevation108–151 m (354–495 ft)
(avg. 127 m or 417 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.

Flers is a commune near the northern edge of the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

It lies to the south of the D929 road, between Albert and Bapaume.

History[edit]

In 1916, the Battle of Flers–Courcelette saw the first use of the tank (the Mark I) in the field of battle.

Demography[edit]

Historical population of Flers, Somme
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population210220212184182138159
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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