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Rue is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.

Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Coat of arms of Rue
Coat of arms
Location of Rue
Rue is located in France
Rue
Rue
Rue is located in Hauts-de-France
Rue
Rue
Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2731°N 1.6686°E / 50.2731; 1.6686Coordinates: 50°16′23″N 1°40′07″E / 50.2731°N 1.6686°E / 50.2731; 1.6686
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAbbeville
CantonRue
IntercommunalityCC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Richard Renard
Area
1
29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,224
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
80688 /80120
Elevation2–12 m (6.6–39.4 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

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

PopulationEdit

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

ToponymyEdit

The place is first mentioned as Rua in 1042 (diplôme Henrici Regis Gall. Christ, then Rugua in 1090 - 1110, Rue in 1184.[2][3]

Medieval place name meaning "street" in French (French word rue is ultimately from Latin ruga).[4]

HistoryEdit

Places of interestEdit

  • The chapel of the Holy Spirit (1440–1514) is one of the finest examples of flamboyant gothic in Picardie.
  • The bell tower.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Jacques Garnier, Dictionnaire topographique du département de la Somme, tome 2, Archives départementales de la Somme, p. 242, vue 124/267.
  3. ^ Lire le dictionnaire topographique en ligne sur le site des archives départementales de la Somme.
  4. ^ Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieu en France, Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, 1979, Paris, ISBN 2-85023-076-6, p. 579a.

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