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Vaux-sur-Somme is located in France
Coordinates: 49°55′20″N 2°33′04″E / 49.9222°N 2.5511°E / 49.9222; 2.5511Coordinates: 49°55′20″N 2°33′04″E / 49.9222°N 2.5511°E / 49.9222; 2.5511
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Amiens
Canton Canton of Corbie
Intercommunality Val de Somme
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Alain Geraut
Area1 5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 335
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80784 / 80800
Elevation 27–111 m (89–364 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 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.

Vaux-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. It is best known as the death place of flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron during World War I, in mysterious circumstances. Richthofen landed here in 1918 after being shot by Captain Roy Brown, Cedric Popkin, Buie, Evans or an unknown soldier.


Historical population of Vaux-sur-Somme
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 219 229 208 224 320 339 335
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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