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Rue 24-09-2008 17-40-13
Chapelle du Saint-Esprit in Rue
Coat of arms of Rue
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Abbeville
Canton Rue
Intercommunality CC Ponthieu-Marquenterre
Area1 29.06 km2 (11.22 sq mi)
Population (2016-01-01) Lua error in Module:Wd at line 1,575: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 80688 /80120
Elevation 2–12 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.

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


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

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

Places of interest

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

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