The beach at Quend-Plage
|• Mayor (2001–2014)||Marc Volant|
|37.78 km2 (14.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||37/km2 (97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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.
|Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates|
Tourism and culture
Since 2005, A film festival has taken place at Quend-Plage-les-Pins.
Places and monuments
- Roger Noyon, artiste
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