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Coordinates: 50°00′46″N 1°40′24″E / 50.012778°N 1.6733°E / 50.012778; 1.6733

Commune of Vismes
Blason fr Vismes.svg

Location
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Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Blason ville fr Abbeville (Somme).svg Abbeville
Canton Gamaches
Intercommunality Blangy-sur-Bresle
Mayor Nicolas Plé
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 71–124 m (230–410 ft)
(avg. 79 m/260 ft)
Land area1 13.26 km2 (5.12 sq mi)
Population2 329  (2006)
 - Density 25 /km2 (65 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80809/ 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.

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

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Geography

Vismes is situated 10 miles(16 km) southwest of Abbeville, on the D190 road

History

The chateau of Vismes was built by the seigneurs of Vismes, as documented by Théobald in 1066 (the name of Vismes could then be written with or without the "s"). The Marquis de Belleval added: "the ruins still stood in the last century". The castle was destroyed by John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster in 1372. The Seigneurie of Vismes passed to the house of Cayeu in the 14th century and then to that of Monchy in the following century, until 1785 when André de Monchy died.
Between 1790 and 1794 Vismes absorbed the hamlets of Morival,Le Plouy and Wiammeville.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
412 395 367 326 314 305 329
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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