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Irles is located in France
Coordinates: 50°06′01″N 2°45′16″E / 50.1003°N 2.7544°E / 50.1003; 2.7544Coordinates: 50°06′01″N 2°45′16″E / 50.1003°N 2.7544°E / 50.1003; 2.7544
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Albert
Intercommunality Pays du Coquelicot
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Hubert Macron
Area1 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 115
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80451 / 80300
Elevation 82–132 m (269–433 ft)
(avg. 101 m or 331 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.

Irles is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.


Irles is situated on the D163 road, some 10 miles (16 km) south of Arras, near the border with the département of the Pas-de-Calais.


Irles was the site of an action by the 1st Royal West Kent Regiment and the 12th Gloucestershire Regiment on 23 August 1918 during the Second Battle of Bapaume.


Historical population of Irles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 103 135 129 120 113 104 115
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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  • Major CV Maloney, '"Invicta": with the 1st Battalion the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment in the Great War', London: Nisbet & Co, 1923. ISBN 978-1-84342-541-0

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