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Coordinates: 49°53′00″N 2°08′46″E / 49.8833°N 2.14611°E / 49.8833; 2.14611

Commune of Bovelles

Bovelles eglise vue-est petit-coq.jpg
Location
Bovelles is located in France
Bovelles
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Molliens-Dreuil
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Mayor Denis Dhondt
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 49–122 m (161–400 ft)
(avg. 120 m/390 ft)
Land area1 6.87 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80130/ 80540
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

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Geography

Bovelles is situated on the D97 road, some 5 miles (8 km) west of Amiens.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
165 206 241 273 336 340 359
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

  • 1750 : Construction of the château, the residence of Général de GRIBEAUVAL, inventor of a cannon.
  • Temporarily chef-lieu of the canton during the French Revolution.
  • 1870 : Consecration of the new church.
The plaque on the church


  • 1940 : Evacuated during the German occupation
  • January 2004 : Bovelles and the neighbouring villages form the ‘‘Communauté de communes d'Amiens-Métropole.

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