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The "Maison de l'oiseau".
The "Maison de l'oiseau".
Lanchères is located in France
Coordinates: 50°09′34″N 1°33′36″E / 50.1594°N 1.56°E / 50.1594; 1.56Coordinates: 50°09′34″N 1°33′36″E / 50.1594°N 1.56°E / 50.1594; 1.56
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Friville-Escarbotin
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Delahaye
Area1 16.39 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 981
 • Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80464 /80230
Elevation 1–47 m (3.3–154.2 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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.

Lanchères is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


The commune is situated on the D940 road, some 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Abbeville.


Historical population of Lanchères
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 736 762 797 775 826 834 981
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


Paul Vimereu, author, spent his childhood at Lanchères
Jean de Poutrincourt from Poutrincourt, a hamlet of Lanchères. He set sail in 1605 for Acadia, (nowadays Nova Scotia), to be Lieutenant-general. The ruins of his château can still be seen at Poutrincourt.

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