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Subject: Communes of the Somme department, Christophe Léon Louis Juchault de Lamoricière, Arrondissement of Amiens
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Coordinates: 49°48′59″N 2°12′15″E / 49.8164°N 2.2042°E / 49.8164; 2.2042Coordinates: 49°48′59″N 2°12′15″E / 49.8164°N 2.2042°E / 49.8164; 2.2042

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Conty
Intercommunality Canton of Conty
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Audouin De l'Epine
 • Land1 5.19 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 492
 • Population2 density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80643 / 80160
Elevation 38–129 m (125–423 ft)
(avg. 42 m or 138 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.

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


Prouzel is situated on the D8b road, some 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Amiens, near the banks of the river Selle.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
306 352 384 399 502 503 align=center
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • sixteenth-century church of Notre-Dame de la Nativité, with baptismal fonts from the twelfth century
  • 17th-century château
  • The ‘Coulée verte’ (en: ’Green Trail’). When the local railway closed in 1939, the derelict line was eventually converted into a pleasant nature trail.
  • 18th-century pigeon house


Gabriel Ferez, a student from Prouzel, was murdered in south London in June 2008.[1]

See also



External links

  • Prouzel on the Quid website (French)
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