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Coordinates: 49°50′46″N 2°23′30″E / 49.84611°N 2.39167°E / 49.84611; 2.39167

Commune of Boves

Location
Boves, Somme is located in France
Boves, Somme
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Boves
Intercommunality Amiens Métropole
Mayor Patrick Lefevre
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 22–110 m (72–361 ft)
(avg. 28 m/92 ft)
Land area1 25.37 km2 (9.80 sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80131/ 80440
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

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Geography

Boves is situated on the D935 and D116 road junction, on the banks of the river Avre, some 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Amiens.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
1826 1995 2266 3146 2964 2786 2678
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

History

  • c640 : The birthplace of Saint Godeberta
  • c1166 : The birthplace of medieval author Jean de Boves.
  • July 1185 : Philippe-Auguste signed the treaty acquiring part of Picardy.[1]
  • August 1835 : Victor Hugo visited the ruins of the château.

Places of interest

  • Ruins of the fortified 12th century château
  • Notre-Dame de la Nativité church
  • ‘’Saint-Ladre’’ marshland nature reserve

See also

References

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