Huppy

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Huppy
Commune
The town hall in Huppy
The town hall in Huppy
Coat of arms of Huppy
Coat of arms
Huppy is located in France
Huppy
Huppy
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Huppy is located in Hauts-de-France
Huppy
Huppy
Coordinates: 50°01′35″N 1°46′01″E / 50.0264°N 1.767°E / 50.0264; 1.767Coordinates: 50°01′35″N 1°46′01″E / 50.0264°N 1.767°E / 50.0264; 1.767
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Gamaches
Intercommunality CA Baie de Somme
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Marie Lepage
Area1 10.81 km2 (4.17 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 781
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 80446 /80140
Elevation 60–113 m (197–371 ft)
(avg. 98 m or 322 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.

Huppy (French pronunciation: ​[uˈpi])[citation needed] is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Geography[edit]

Huppy is situated at the junction of the D25 and D13 roads, some 7 miles (11 km) south-southwest of Abbeville.

The A28 autoroute is less than 1 mile (2 km) away. Àt 100 metres altitude on the limestone plateau of the old region of the Vimeu. The land is fertile and well-watered. Electricity generating turbines now stand in the fields where once wind-mills stood.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The Château

In 1940, during World War II, the château of Huppy became the headquarters of General Charles de Gaulle, commanding officer (as a colonel) of the 4th Division de Cuirassé, during the battle of Abbeville (28 – 31 May).
A bust in memorial to the General is placed in the village square.
A commemorative monument about the battle has been built at the western entrance to the village.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Huppy
Year1921192619311936194619541962196819751982199019992006
Population774754740701608600614631579592590694781
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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