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Flers, Somme

Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Flers is located in France
Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jeannette Busschaert
Area1 6.27 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 159
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80314 / 80360
Elevation 108–151 m (354–495 ft)
(avg. 127 m or 417 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.

Flers is a commune near the northern edge of the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

It lies to the south of the D929 road, between Albert and Bapaume.


In 1916, the Battle of Flers–Courcelette saw the first use of

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