Rue, Somme

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Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Coat of arms of Rue
Coat of arms
Location of Rue
Rue is located in France
Rue
Rue
Rue is located in Hauts-de-France
Rue
Rue
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAbbeville
CantonRue
IntercommunalityCC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
Government
 • Mayor (2013–2014) Philippe Mas
Area
1
29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,224
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80688 /80120
Elevation2–12 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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

Population[edit]

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

Toponymy[edit]

The place is first mentioned as Rua in 1042 (diplôme Henrici Regis Gall. Christ, then Rugua in 1090 - 1110, Rue in 1184.[2][3]

Medieval place name meaning "street" in French (French word rue is ultimately from Latin ruga).[4]

History[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jacques Garnier, Dictionnaire topographique du département de la Somme, tome 2, Archives départementales de la Somme, p. 242, vue 124/267.
  3. ^ Lire le dictionnaire topographique en ligne sur le site des archives départementales de la Somme.
  4. ^ Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieu en France, Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, 1979, Paris, ISBN 2-85023-076-6, p. 579a.

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