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Gorges, Somme

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Gorges, Somme


Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.1786°E / 50.11030; 2.1786Coordinates: 50°06′37″N 2°10′43″E / 50.11030°N 2.1786°E / 50.11030; 2.1786

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Bernaville
Intercommunality Bernavillois
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Delattre
 • Land1 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 43
 • Population2 density 8.8/km2 (23/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80381 / 80370
Elevation 95–147 m (312–482 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

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


Gorges is situated on the D933 road, some 20 miles (32 km) east of Abbeville.


Historical population of Gorges, Somme
Year 18961962196819751982199019992006
Population 12662705344424743
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

World War II

After the liberation of the area by Allied Forces in 1944, engineers of the Ninth Air Force IX Engineering Command began construction of a combat Advanced Landing Ground outside of the town. Declared operational on 16 August, the airfield was designated as "A-26", it was used by the 379th Bombardment Group which flew B-26 Marauder medium bombers until early September when the unit moved into Central France. Afterward, the airfield was closed.[1][2]

See also



External links

  • Gorges on the Quid website (French)
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