Frise, Somme

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Frise is located in France
Coordinates: 49°56′32″N 2°49′09″E / 49.9422°N 2.8192°E / 49.9422; 2.8192Coordinates: 49°56′32″N 2°49′09″E / 49.9422°N 2.8192°E / 49.9422; 2.8192
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Michel Richard
Area1 6.15 km2 (2.37 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 181
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80367 /80340
Elevation 41–99 m (135–325 ft)
(avg. 50 m or 160 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.

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

Church of Frise in 1916, after the Battle of the Somme.


Frise is situated by the banks of the river Somme, on the D471 road, some 42 kilometres (26 mi) east of Amiens.


Historical population of Frise, Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 137 145 112 131 129 158 181
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


In the Middle Ages the village exploited the peat of the surrounding marshy lands. With so much fresh water, the fishing was, and still is very good in this aquatic environment.
Frise was on the front line for much of the First World War, notably the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The outline of trenches and shell holes is still visible today.

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