Gamaches

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Gamaches
The town hall in Gamaches
The town hall in Gamaches
Coat of arms of Gamaches
Coat of arms
Location of Gamaches
Gamaches is located in France
Gamaches
Gamaches
Gamaches is located in Hauts-de-France
Gamaches
Gamaches
Coordinates: 49°59′15″N 1°33′29″E / 49.9875°N 1.5581°E / 49.9875; 1.5581Coordinates: 49°59′15″N 1°33′29″E / 49.9875°N 1.5581°E / 49.9875; 1.5581
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAbbeville
CantonGamaches
IntercommunalityCC Villes Sœurs
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Pecquery
Area
1
9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
2,694
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80373 /80220
Elevation19–126 m (62–413 ft)
(avg. 32 m or 105 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Gamaches is situated on the D1015, on the banks of the Bresle River, the border with Seine-Maritime, some 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Abbeville.
Huge lakes to the west of the town are a paradise for naturalists, anglers and water sports enthusiasts.

History[edit]

  • 1471 Louis XI and the Burgundians wage war in and around the town. A year or so later, Charles the Bold ravaged Picardy in the continuing battle with Burgundy. The plague decimated not only the troops but also the local populace.
  • Gamache has, for a long time, been linked with the manufacture of glass.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Gamaches
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population3194321634673270309929492992
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 war memorial
  • The thirteenth century church of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, with its flamboyant gothic tower, is the result of successive architectural influences.
  • The old railway line, opened in 1872 and closed in 1993 [2]
Center
  • The lakes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Source:Fcvnet

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