Gannes

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Gannes
Church of Saint Denis
Church of Saint Denis
Location of Gannes
Gannes is located in France
Gannes
Gannes
Gannes is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentOise
ArrondissementClermont
CantonSaint-Just-en-Chaussée
IntercommunalityPlateau Picard
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Olivier De Beule
Area
1
8.56 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
350
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
60268 /60120
Elevation104–144 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.

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.

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.