Sorel, Somme

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The church and lake in Sorel
The church and lake in Sorel
Coat of arms of Sorel
Coat of arms
Sorel is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Sorel is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 3°03′03″E / 50.0242°N 3.0508°E / 50.0242; 3.0508Coordinates: 50°01′27″N 3°03′03″E / 50.0242°N 3.0508°E / 50.0242; 3.0508
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Péronne
Intercommunality Haute Somme
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Dazin
Area1 7.94 km2 (3.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 165
 • Density 21/km2 (54/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 80737 /80240
Elevation 99–148 m (325–486 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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


Sorel is situated 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Cambrai, on the D222 road, only a couple of miles from the border with the Pas-de-Calais department.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
236 223 197 184 187 163 165
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


The village was completely rebuilt after the devastation wrought by World War I. During the 1920s, architect Louis Faille, originally from Nurlu, was responsible for the reconstruction, notably the ‘mairie-école’ (combined mayor's office and school) and the church, completed in 1932.

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