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Coordinates: 50°00′46″N 1°40′24″E / 50.0128°N 1.6733°E / 50.0128; 1.6733Coordinates: 50°00′46″N 1°40′24″E / 50.0128°N 1.6733°E / 50.0128; 1.6733

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Gamaches
Intercommunality Blangy-sur-Bresle
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Nicolas Plé
 • Land1 13.26 km2 (5.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 329
 • Population2 density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80809 / 80140
Elevation 71–124 m (233–407 ft)
(avg. 79 m or 259 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.

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


Vismes is situated 10 miles(16 km) southwest of Abbeville, on the D190 road


The chateau of Vismes was built by the seigneurs of Vismes, as documented by Théobald in 1066 (the name of Vismes could then be written with or without the "s"). The Marquis de Belleval added: "the ruins still stood in the last century". The castle was destroyed by John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster in 1372. The Seigneurie of Vismes passed to the house of Cayeu in the 14th century and then to that of Monchy in the following century, until 1785 when André de Monchy died.
Between 1790 and 1794 Vismes absorbed the hamlets of Morival,Le Plouy and Wiammeville.


Historical population of Vismes
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 412395367326314305329
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

See also



External links

  • Vismes on the Quid website (French)
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