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Coordinates: 49°55′20″N 2°33′04″E / 49.9222222222°N 2.55111111111°E / 49.9222222222; 2.55111111111

Commune of Vaux-sur-Somme

Vaux-sur-Somme is located in France
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
Arrondissement Arrondissement of Amiens
Canton Canton of Corbie
Intercommunality Val de Somme
Mayor Alain Geraut
Elevation 27–111 m (89–364 ft)
(avg. 30 m/98 ft)
Land area1 5.18 km2 (2.00 sq mi)
Population2 335  (2006)
 - Density 65 /km2 (170 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80784/ 80800
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.

Vaux-sur-Somme is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. It is best known as the death place of flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron during World War I, in mysterious circumstances. Richthofen was shot down here in 1918 by Captain Arthur Brown, Cedric Popkin, Buie, Evans or an unknown soldier .


Demographic evolution
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
219 229 208 224 320 339 335
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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