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Coordinates: 49°42′06″N 2°56′32″E / 49.70167°N 2.9422°E / 49.70167; 2.9422

Commune of Ercheu

Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Montdidier
Canton Roye
Mayor Guy Rumpala
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 58–95 m (190–310 ft)
(avg. 70 m/230 ft)
Land area1 14.15 km2 (5.46 sq mi)
Population2 791  (2006)
 - Density 56 /km2 (150 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80279/ 80400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

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Etymology of the place name

Of Latin derivation, arx, meaning a fortified place. It was known as Arézium in 988, Archéium, Ercénium, Herchia (1170), Herciaum, Funis Erchiu, Erchéium, Herchieu (1248), Erchu, Archeu and finally Ercheu.

Geography

Ercheu is situated on the D15 and D186 junction, some 8 miles (13 km) east of Roye.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
431 576 601 648 709 704 791
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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