Rue, Somme

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Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Coat of arms of Rue
Coat of arms
Rue is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Rue is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2731°N 1.6686°E / 50.2731; 1.6686Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2731°N 1.6686°E / 50.2731; 1.6686
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality CC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
 • Mayor (2013–2014) Philippe Mas
Area1 29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,211
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 80688 /80120
Elevation 2–12 m (6.6–39.4 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 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.

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


Rue is situated some 15 miles (24 km) north of Abbeville, on the junction of the D938, D4 and D85 roads.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
2937 2952 3122 3170 2942 3075 3211
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


First known in the 9th century, when Vikings, from Rye, Denmark (pronounced "Ru"), first settled here. It would not have been much more than a group of huts in the marshes. Some local family names have Danish origins.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The chapel of the Holy Spirit (1440–1514) is one of the finest examples of flamboyant gothic in Picardie.
  • The bell tower.

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