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Coordinates: 50°01′35″N 1°46′01″E / 50.026389°N 1.767°E / 50.026389; 1.767

Commune of Huppy

Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Hallencourt
Intercommunality Région d'Hallencourt
Mayor Jean-Marie Lepage
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 60–113 m (200–370 ft)
(avg. 98 m/320 ft)
Land area1 10.81 km2 (4.17 sq mi)
Population2 781  (2006)
 - Density 72 /km2 (190 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80446/ 80140
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.

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

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Geography

Huppy is situated at the junction of the D25 and D13 roads, some 7 miles (11 km) south-southwest of Abbeville.

The A28 autoroute is less than 1 mile (2 km) away. Àt 100 metres altitude on the limestone plateau of the old region of the Vimeu. The land is fertile and well-watered. Electricity generating turbines now stand in the fields where once wind-mills stood.

Places of interest

  • The Château

In 1940, during World War II, the château of Huppy became the headquarters of General De Gaulle, commanding officer (as a colonel) of the 4th Division de Cuirassé, during the battle of Abbeville (28 – 31 May).
A bust in memorial to the General is placed in the village square.
A commemorative monument about the battle has been built at the western entrance to the village.

Population

Population history
1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
774 754 740 701 608 600 614 631 579 592 590 694 781
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

See also

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