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The beach at Quend-Plage
The beach at Quend-Plage
Coat of arms of Quend
Coat of arms
Quend is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Quend is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°19′02″N 1°38′14″E / 50.3172°N 01.6372°E / 50.3172; 01.6372Coordinates: 50°19′02″N 1°38′14″E / 50.3172°N 01.6372°E / 50.3172; 01.6372
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality CC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
 • Mayor (2001–2014) Marc Volant
Area1 37.78 km2 (14.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,397
 • Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 80649 /80120
Elevation 2–29 m (6.6–95.1 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Quend (French pronunciation: ​[kɛ̃]) is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. The inhabitants are known as Quennois.


Quend is situated between the estuaries of the Somme and the Authie, with the D940 connecting to the A16 motorway. Quend is a commune of several villages and hamlets (Monchaux, Routhiauville, Quend-Plage-Les-Pins and more).


Quend’s church is dedicated to Saint Vaast, bishop of Arras in the 6th century. The steeple, which can be seen from miles around, was used as a triangulation point when creating the map of France.On 15 March 1905, lightning struck the steeple.

Quend-Plage-Les-Pins was razed during the Allied invasion of France in 1944.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1337 1345 1315 1243 1209 1205 1397
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Tourism and culture[edit]

Since 2005, A film festival has taken place at Quend-Plage-les-Pins.[1]

Places and monuments[edit]

The chapel at Quend-Plage


  • Roger Noyon, artiste

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