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Coordinates: 50°09′34″N 1°33′36″E / 50.15944°N 1.56°E / 50.15944; 1.56

Commune of Lanchères

Location
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Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Saint-Valery-sur-Somme
Intercommunality Baie de Somme Sud
Mayor Guy Delahaye
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 1–47 m (3.3–150 ft)
(avg. 7 m/23 ft)
Land area1 16.39 km2 (6.33 sq mi)
Population2 981  (2006)
 - Density 60 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80464/ 80230
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.

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

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Geography

The commune is situated on the D940 road, some 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Abbeville.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
736 762 797 775 826 834 981
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

Personalities

Paul Vimereu, author, spent his childhood at Lanchères
Jean de Poutrincourt from Poutrincourt, a hamlet of Lanchères. He set sail in 1605 for Acadia, (nowadays Nova Scotia), to be Lieutenant-general. The ruins of his château can still be seen at Poutrincourt.

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