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Coordinates: 50°02′57″N 2°49′20″E / 50.0491666667°N 2.82222222222°E / 50.0491666667; 2.82222222222

Commune of Flers

New Zealand trench Flers September 1916.jpg
Trenches near Flers, in September 1916
Location
Flers, Somme is located in France
Flers, Somme
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Péronne
Canton Combles
Mayor Jeannette Busschaert
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 108–151 m (350–500 ft)
(avg. 127 m/420 ft)
Land area1 6.27 km2 (2.42 sq mi)
Population2 159  (2006)
 - Density 25 /km2 (65 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80314/ 80360
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.

Flers is a commune near the northern edge of the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

It lies to the south of the D929 road, between Albert and Bapaume.

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History

In 1916, the Battle of Flers-Courcelette saw the first use of the tank (the Mark I) in the field of battle.

Demography

Demographic development
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
210 220 212 184 182 138 159
Since 1962: Population without duplicates

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