Gannes

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For the town in Grenada, see Bois de Gannes. For the beetle, see Gannes (genus).
Gannes
Gannes is located in France
Gannes
Gannes
Coordinates: 49°34′11″N 2°25′21″E / 49.5697°N 2.4225°E / 49.5697; 2.4225Coordinates: 49°34′11″N 2°25′21″E / 49.5697°N 2.4225°E / 49.5697; 2.4225
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Oise
Arrondissement Clermont
Canton Saint-Just-en-Chaussée
Intercommunality Plateau Picard
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Olivier De Beule
Area1 8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 323
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 60268 /60120
Elevation 104–144 m (341–472 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.

Gannes is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. It is around 35 km south of Amiens and 80 km north of Paris.

It was the site of an air crash in the Second World War. In the early hours of 18 June 1944, Avro Lancaster HK559 of 115 Squadron RAF was shot down near the station on the eastern edge of Gannes, killing all seven crew, who were buried in the village cemetery. On 21 June 2009, just after the 65th anniversary of the event, a permanent memorial stone was unveiled near the site of the crash.

The rail station Gare de Gannes is located in Gannes.

Church of Saint Denis

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