Gentelles

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Gentelles
The town hall in Gentelles
The town hall in Gentelles
Location of Gentelles
Gentelles is located in France
Gentelles
Gentelles
Gentelles is located in Hauts-de-France
Gentelles
Gentelles
Coordinates: 49°50′45″N 2°27′28″E / 49.8458°N 2.4578°E / 49.8458; 2.4578Coordinates: 49°50′45″N 2°27′28″E / 49.8458°N 2.4578°E / 49.8458; 2.4578
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonAmiens-4
IntercommunalityVal de Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christian Alix
Area
1
5.57 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
633
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80376 /80800
Elevation65–118 m (213–387 ft)
(avg. 117 m or 384 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gentelles is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It is part of the arrondissement of Amiens and the canton of Amiens-4.[2]

Geography[edit]

Gentelles is situated on the D168 road, some 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Amiens.

History[edit]

The village has been known by various name through its history: Gentilla, Gentella, Gentèle, Gentela, Gentelles, Gentilles, Le Gendalle and finally Gentelles.

It was the first town to be given to the abbey of Corbie by Clovis II and Saint Bathilde.

On November 27, 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, Gentelles was the scene of a skirmish between the 20th Battalion of Chasseurs and the Germans. There were 25 fatalities, of which 12 were French, who are buried in the cemetery, where later a memorial was erected.
During World War I, the village was at the centre of fighting during the Battle of the Somme and was all but destroyed.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Gentelles
(Source: [3])
Year189619111921194619621968197519821990199920062013
Population545415233323329299358359446461467570
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ INSEE, geographic data for Gentelles
  3. ^ Cassini database

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