Prouzel

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Prouzel
The railway station in Prouzel
The railway station in Prouzel
Location of Prouzel
Prouzel is located in France
Prouzel
Prouzel
Prouzel is located in Hauts-de-France
Prouzel
Prouzel
Coordinates: 49°48′59″N 2°12′15″E / 49.8164°N 2.2042°E / 49.8164; 2.2042Coordinates: 49°48′59″N 2°12′15″E / 49.8164°N 2.2042°E / 49.8164; 2.2042
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonAilly-sur-Noye
IntercommunalityCC Somme Sud-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Audouin De l'Epine
Area
1
5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
549
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80643 /80160
Elevation38–129 m (125–423 ft)
(avg. 42 m or 138 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Geography[edit]

Prouzel is situated on the D8b road, some 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Amiens, near the banks of the river Selle.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
306 352 384 399 502 503 align=center
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • sixteenth-century church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité, with baptismal fonts from the twelfth century
  • 17th-century château
  • The ‘Coulée verte’ (en: ’Green Trail’). When the local railway closed in 1939, the derelict line was eventually converted into a pleasant nature trail.
  • 18th-century pigeon house

Personalities[edit]

Gabriel Ferez, a student from Prouzel, was murdered in south London in June 2008.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ BBC News: "French village grieves for murdered son"

External links[edit]