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Coordinates: 49°49′30″N 2°57′35″E / 49.825°N 2.959722°E / 49.825; 2.959722

Commune of Falvy

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Falvy Lake
Location
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Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Nesle
Intercommunality Nesle
Mayor Jean-Louis Duclaux
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 51–91 m (170–300 ft)
(avg. 60 m/200 ft)
Land area1 6.32 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population2 142  (2006)
 - Density 22 /km2 (57 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80300/ 80190
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.

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

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Geography

Falvy is situated on the D103 road, on the banks of the river Somme, some 19 miles (31 km) west of Saint Quentin.

History

Falvy originated as a Gaulish village. Known by different names over the centuries :Fala, Falvicum in 1135, Phalevi in 1146, then Fallevy or Falevi sur Somme and finally Falvy Principle events :

  • In the 12th century, Raoul I de Nesle, seigneur of both Nesle and Falvy, gave the windmill of Falvy-sur-Somme to the church at Saint-Quentin.
  • 1629 and Louis XIII dismantles the château , a medieval fortress
  • On 22 November 1916, fighter-ace-pilot Georges Guynemer claimed his 23rd victim at Falvy.
  • On the 9th August 1918, the bridge at Falvy was attacked by Lieutenant James Alfred Keating , an American volunteer in the RFC. He won the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Population

Population history
1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
138 117 118 108 116 106 100 142
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of Saint Benoite has dimensions that are relative to a time when the population was larger. Its origin was as a chapel to the chateau. It was victim of revolutionary vandalism in 1792, losing much of its embellishment and harmony by such destruction.
  • The lake

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