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Rue, Somme

Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Rue is located in France
Rue
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality Authie-Maye
Government
 • Mayor (2013–2014) Philippe Mas
Area1 29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,211
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
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 Picardie in northern France.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • History 3
  • Places of interest 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

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

Population

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

History

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

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

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Official website of the commune
  • Rue on the Quid website (French)
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