The town hall in Huppy
|Intercommunality||CA Baie de Somme|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean-Marie Lepage|
|Area1||10.81 km2 (4.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||80446 /80140|
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 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
- 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.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Huppy.|
- Official Huppy website (in French)
- The communes of Hallencourt (in French)
- Huppy on the Quid website (in French)
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