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Drucat

Drucat
Coat of arms of Drucat
Coat of arms
Drucat is located in France
Drucat
Drucat
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Abbeville-Nord
Intercommunality L'Abbevillois
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Henri Gauret
Area1 10.84 km2 (4.19 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 914
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80260 / 80132
Elevation 6–81 m (20–266 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Drucat is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • History 3
  • Places of interest 4
  • Personalities 5

Geography

Drucat is situated on the D82e road, some 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Abbeville.

Population

Historical population of Drucat
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 503 504 733 841 890 861 914
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History

There was a station on the Réseau des Bains de Mer, called Plessiel-Drucat, which opened on 19 June 1892 and closed on 10 March 1947.

Places of interest

  • Saint Martin’s church.
  • The recently restored chapel.
  • Plessiel water-tower

Personalities

  • The composer Jean-François Lesueur (1760–1837) was born at Plessiel, a hamlet within the commune of Drucat.
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