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Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2730556°N 1.668611°E / 50.2730556; 1.668611

Commune of Rue

Chapelle du saint esprit (Rue, Somme).JPG
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Map highlighting the commune of
Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Mayor Serge Deschamps
Elevation 2–12 m (6.6–39 ft)
(avg. 9 m/30 ft)
Land area1 29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population2 3,211  (2006)
 - Density 110 /km2 (280 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80688/ 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.

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



Rue is situated some 15 miles (24 km) north of Abbeville, on the junction of the D938, D4 and D85 roads.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
2937 2952 3122 3170 2942 3075 3211
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


First known in the 9th century, when Vikings, from Rye, Denmark (pronounced "Ru"), first settled here. It would not have been much more than a group of huts in the marshes. Some local family names have Danish origins.

Places of interest

The chapel of the Holy Spirit (1440-1514) is one of the finest examples of flamboyant gothic in Picardie.

The Belfry at Rue

The bell tower.

See also


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