Gueschart

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Gueschart
The town hall in Gueschart
The town hall in Gueschart
Coat of arms of Gueschart
Coat of arms
Location of Gueschart
Gueschart is located in France
Gueschart
Gueschart
Gueschart is located in Hauts-de-France
Gueschart
Gueschart
Coordinates: 50°14′28″N 2°00′48″E / 50.2411°N 2.0133°E / 50.2411; 2.0133Coordinates: 50°14′28″N 2°00′48″E / 50.2411°N 2.0133°E / 50.2411; 2.0133
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAbbeville
CantonRue
IntercommunalityCC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Fournier
Area
1
12.89 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
321
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80396 /80150
Elevation45–102 m (148–335 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Gueschart is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It was the target of bombing raids during the Second World War aimed at destroying nearby V1 launch sites,[2] whose foundations can still be seen on the south-west outskirts of the village, near the D938.

Geography[edit]

Gueschart is situated on the D938 road, a mile from the banks of the river Authie, the border with the Pas-de-Calais, some 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Abbeville.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Gueschart
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population429453406380345324323
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bombing raid on Gueschart

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