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Coordinates: 50°14′20″N 1°39′52″E / 50.2389°N 1.6644°E / 50.2389; 1.6644

Commune of Favières

Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Mayor Marcel Lejeune
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 2–5 m (6.6–16 ft)
(avg. 6 m/20 ft)
Land area1 12.62 km2 (4.87 sq mi)
Population2 463  (2006)
 - Density 37 /km2 (96 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80303/ 80120
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.

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

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Geography

The commune is situated on the D140 road, 2 miles (3 km) from the estuary of the river Somme, some 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Abbeville.

Railway

Favières is served by a halt on the metre gauge railway from Noyelles-sur-Mer to Le Crotoy. The railway is now a heritage railway, the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme, which formerly formed part of the Réseau des Bains de Mer.

Personalities

  • Aeronautical engineering pioneers Gaston Caudron (1882) and René Caudron (1884) were born in Favières.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
386 438 379 403 406 405 453
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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