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Bovelles is a commune in the Sommemarker department in Picardiemarker in northern Francemarker.


Bovelles is situated on the D97 road, some west of Amiensmarker.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
165 206 241 273 336 340 359
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates


  • 1750 : Construction of the château, the residence of Général de GRIBEAUVAL, inventor of a cannon.
  • Temporarily chef-lieu of the canton during the French Revolution.
  • 1870 : Consecration of the new church.
The plaque on the church

  • 1940 : Evacuated during the German occupation
  • January 2004 : Bovelles and the neighbouring villages form the ‘‘Communauté de communes dAmiens-Métropole.

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