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Quend

Quend

The beach at Quend-Plage
Quend
Quend

Coordinates: 50°19′02″N 1°38′14″E / 50.3172°N 01.6372°E / 50.3172; 01.6372Coordinates: 50°19′02″N 1°38′14″E / 50.3172°N 01.6372°E / 50.3172; 01.6372

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc Volant
Area
 • Land1 37.78 km2 (14.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,397
 • Population2 density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80649 / 80120
Elevation 2–29 m (6.6–95.1 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Quend is a commune in the Somme department in Picardy in northern France. The inhabitants are known as Quennois.

Geography

Quend is situated between the estuaries of the Somme and the Authie, with the D940 connecting to the A16 motorway. Quend is a commune of several villages and hamlets (Monchaux, Routhiauville, Quend-Plage-Les-Pins and more).

History

Quend’s church is dedicated to Saint Vaast, bishop of Arras in the 6th century. The steeple, which can be seen from miles around, was used as a triangulation point when creating the map of France.On the 15th March 1905, lightning struck the steeple.

Quend-Plage-Les-Pins was razed during the Allied invasion of France in 1944.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1337 1345 1315 1243 1209 1205 1397
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Tourism and culture

Since 2005, A film festival has taken place at Quend-Plage-les-Pins.[1]

Places and monuments


Personalities

  • Roger Noyon, artiste

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Quend-Plage-Les-Pins website
  • Quend on the website of Quid
  • Position of Quend on a map of France
  • Quend on Mapquest
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